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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…

PH disqualified from MCC grant in 2021

Tuesday, 17 November 2020 14:03 Written by
SENATE Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Monday lamented that the Philippines will not be able to access millions of dollars in grants from the Millennium Challenge Corp. (MCC) because the country was given a failing mark on corruption.The Washington-based MCC…

Velasco takes top House post

Wednesday, 14 October 2020 10:30 Written by
TWO numbers encapsulate how Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano has debased the House of Representatives in order to keep his post and why about 184 congressmen refused to accept his resignation when he offered to do so in September in a…


Wednesday, 02 September 2020 09:43 Written by
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