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Team 2022

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 12:06 Written by
IT seems that 2022 is heating up early with about 10 names already being floated in trial balloons, whether publicly or privately. The 10 names cover national and local officials, elected and appointed. Two names will soon be added in…

Federalism and human dignity

Friday, 21 June 2019 11:57 Written by
“Sovereignty resides in the people and all government authority emanates from them.” -Article II, Sec. 1, 1987 Philippine ConstitutionSINCE its inception as a political party, the Centrist Democratic Party of the Philippines (CDP) has always been at the forefront of…

Romualdez urges support for federalism to speed up growth

Friday, 07 June 2019 12:52 Written by
MANILA, Philippines — Incoming Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez reaffirmed on Wednesday his commitment to advancing constitution reforms and urged Filipinos to support President Rodrigo Duterte in his pursuit of shifting to federalism.In a statement, Romualdez, a lawyer who is president…

In search of leaders for 18th Congress

Tuesday, 04 June 2019 12:05 Written by
SOME know-it-alls just don’t get it. Our legislative branch is bicameral, composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Their constituencies are different from each other. The Senate has a national constituency, elected at large and individual senators are…

Pres. DU30 should not waste his last 3 years

Tuesday, 04 June 2019 11:50 Written by
It was the first time in ages that I was out of the country during the mid-term elections as my plane left on May 11 for our family vacation in Europe. So when the results of the elections came I…

It is time to have a debate on term limits

Thursday, 30 May 2019 15:57 Written by
“No one is that indispensable.”— George WillFirst wordWASHINGTON Post columnist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author George Will wrote this withering argument for term limits that will make even our most entrenched officials (Drilon? Sotto? Lacson?) blush.Will issued the opinion in 2008…

No time to discuss federalism – Sotto

Friday, 24 May 2019 14:41 Written by
Senate President Vicente Sotto 3rd said on Thursday there was no chance for the Senate to pass any measure on federalism because Congress would adjourn in less than a month.Congress is set to resume session on May 20 and will…

Magic 12

Friday, 24 May 2019 14:36 Written by
THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) has formally proclaimed 12 senators elected in the May 13 midterm elections after the canvassing of all 167 Certificates of Canvass (COCs), including that from the United States, have been completed.Elected senators are Senator Cynthia…
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