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‘Congress OK needed to extend Bangsamoro transition’

Tuesday, 18 May 2021 10:05 Written by
MANILA, Philippines — Despite the recent violence in Maguindanao, President Duterte remains supportive of a bid to extend the transition period for the Bangsamoro government, Malacañang said yesterday.His spokesman Harry Roque, however, noted that the extension of the transition period…

Roque says some Duterte language on West Philippine Sea ‘not accurate’

Tuesday, 18 May 2021 07:58 Written by
MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte may have used “inaccurate” language in discussing the country’s maritime row with China, but his views on the issue have been consistent, his spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said yesterday.Roque said when the President pointed out…

Velasco eyes approval of Cha-cha reso in May

Wednesday, 31 March 2021 07:45 Written by
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 2) — Speaker Lord Alan Jay Velasco wants the House of Representatives to approve the resolution proposing charter change in May this year.In an interview Monday after the flag raising ceremony at the House, Velasco…

House panel Oks Cha-cha resolution

Wednesday, 03 February 2021 09:16 Written by
The joint resolution that seeks to amend certain “restrictive” provisions in the 1987 Constitution was adopted by the House Committee on Constitutional Amendments on Tuesday.Resolution of Both Houses 2 (RBH 2), introduced by Speaker Lord Allan Velasco, got the vote…

Charter change talks being revived in Congress

Tuesday, 12 January 2021 11:09 Written by
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 6) — Lawmakers have disclosed efforts to tackle constitutional amendments in both houses of Congress with a hearing scheduled by a panel in the House of Representatives, and a resolution filed in Senate.In a Facebook…

EXPLAINER: The process of Cha-cha and why we should monitor it

Tuesday, 12 January 2021 10:19 Written by
MANILA, Philippines — The controversial issue of Charter change (Cha-cha)—or amending and/or revising the Constitution—is once again on the table with the House of Representatives set to resume debates as early as next week.Some lawmakers have argued that the country’s…

Quezon Rep. Suarez seeks revival of ‘Cha-Cha’ to address COVID’s economic impact

Wednesday, 16 December 2020 10:09 Written by
Reasons to amend the 1987 Constitution were raised anew in the House of Representatives, this time by a ranking official who insisted that ridding the Charter of restrictive economic provisions is necessary in addressing the economic devastation caused by the…

Duterte defends PH arbitral victory

Tuesday, 17 November 2020 15:11 Written by
President Rodrigo Duterte once again invoked the country’s arbitral victory against China in the South China Sea dispute, saying no country, no matter how powerful, should ignore the ruling.In his speech during the plenary session of the 37th Association of…
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