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BARMM a ‘test case’ for proposed shift to federalism, say experts

Thursday, 24 November 2022 11:52 Written by
The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) could be a test case to determine if the shift to federal form of government will work in the the Philippines, three resource persons at the hearing of the Senate Constitutional Amendments…

“Mindanao’s revenge against imperial Manila is for BARMM to succeed” – Lorenzana

Friday, 18 November 2022 14:55 Written by
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 November) – The president of Centrist Democracy Political Institute (CDPI) lamented the death of the “idea of federalism” in the Philippines, but urged fellow Mindanawons to “concentrate on how to make the BARMM (Bangsamoro Autonomous…

House panel approves measure creating CAR

Friday, 18 November 2022 14:40 Written by
BAGUIO CITY: The House Committee on Local Government has approved House Bill (HB) 3267 authored by all Cordillera district representatives that seeks to establish the Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR).However, the panel led by Valenzuela First District Rep. Rex Gatchalian referred…

Philippine SMEs win big in Asean Business Awards

Monday, 07 November 2022 09:30 Written by
SMALL and medium enterprises (SMEs) from the Philippines recently scored big in the Asean Business Awards.Go Negosyo founder Jose Ma. "Joey" Concepcion 3rd said the Home Healthlink Innovations, Felta Multimedia Inc. and Esquire Financing bested other SMEs from the region…

4 PDP-Laban Senate bets want federalism, constitutional reforms

Thursday, 03 November 2022 12:54 Written by
MANILA – At least four senatorial candidates of the ruling party, the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) on Saturday expressed support for the proposed shift to federalism and amendments to the 1987 Constitution.Senatorial aspirant Astra Pimentel backed the planned…

‘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…
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