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PDP-Laban reveals senatorial slate for 2019 polls

Posted on: April 20th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Ruling party PDP-Laban has bared its senatorial line-up which includes 20 personalities for the 2019 midterm elections. Among them are six re-electionists namely, Senators Grace Poe, Sonny Angara, Cynthia...

Duterte wants ethnic community protection under BBL

Posted on: March 28th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is concerned that the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law would not be able to resolve ethnic rivalry between tribes in Mindanao. The president said he wants...

Lower House passes another postponement of local polls

Posted on: March 20th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — With votes of 211-29, lawmakers passed the proposed postponement of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections in the third and final reading. The House Bill No. 7378...

Federalism first before BBL — Duterte

Posted on: January 29th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Under the federal form of government, the questions of constitutionality of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) will be easily approved and resolved. That is why, according to...

House, Senate agree to settle charter changes first, sets aside voting for later

Posted on: January 26th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines —  After days of exchanging words through the media, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Senate President Koko Pimentel finally sat down to address the issue. During the meeting,...

DILG to conduct nationwide info drive on federalism

Posted on: January 15th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Representatives of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) are set to conduct information campaign across the country to educate the public on the benefits...

‘No-elections’ scenario on May 2019, impossible for now – political analyst

Posted on: January 5th, 2018 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — Political analyst and University of the Philippines professor, Ramon Casiple believes that the re-floating  of issues like federalism and charter change implies that the administration is now...

Recommendation of constitutional commission, not binding – Ex-CJ Puno

Posted on: August 3rd, 2016 | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines — To clear all doubts that personal interests might influence the amendments of the constitution, house speaker Pantaleon Alvarez recommends a creation of a constitutional commission comprising 20...

Lawmakers brush up on basics of Federalism; opposing views emerge

Posted on: August 2nd, 2016 | No Comments
QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Lawmakers and congressional staffs went through a lecture on Federalism in the Lower House today. Here, fundamentals of Federalism were discussed, in keeping with President Rodrigo...

House Speaker: Gov’t amenable to Con-Ass due to budget constraints

Posted on: July 28th, 2016 | No Comments
Amending the Constitution to affect a shift from the presidential to the federal form of government may be done through a Constituent Assembly or Con-Ass. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says...