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Federalism in PH: 81 senators, 11 federal states?

Friday, 17 June 2016 15:55 Written by
MANILA, Philippines – In his proposal for a federal Republic of the Philippines, former Senate President Aquilino Pimentel Jr is eyeing the creation of 11 federal states, while keeping a presidential form of government and increasing the number of elected…

Duterte wants ‘Con-Con’ in shift to federalism—Alvarez

Friday, 17 June 2016 15:47 Written by
A Constituent Assembly (Con-Ass) may be less expensive and time-consuming but President-elect Rodrigo Duterte prefers a Constitutional Convention (Con-Con) to frame a new charter and to convert the country’s unitary government to a federal one, according to Davao del Norte…

DILG to hold basic orientation training for 559 first-time govs, mayors

Friday, 17 June 2016 11:28 Written by
QUEZON CITY, June 17 -- A total of 559 first-time governors and city and municipal mayors are expected to join the basic orientation training program for newly minted local officials to be conducted by the Department of the Interior and…

Senior high debut marks school opening today

Monday, 13 June 2016 11:48 Written by
The government sets a benchmark today with the start of full implementation of the senior high school program, centerpiece of the contentious K to 12 education reform program of the Aquino administration.Around 25 million students are expected to return to…

2005 ConCom members back federalism shift under Duterte

Sunday, 12 June 2016 15:41 Written by
Rappler - Former members of the 2005 consultative commission from CDPI on Vimeo. MANILA, Philippines – Eleven years after a consultative commission (ConCom) was formed to study amendments to the 1987 Constitution, its former members are backing the proposal of…

NATIONWIDE FEDERALISM CONFERENCES ON THE GO

Tuesday, 07 June 2016 14:09 Written by
A Conference that will focus on the imperatives of pursuing a Federal Republic of the Philippines with a Parliamentary Government will ensue before President-Elect Rodrigo assumes public office this July 1.Entitled “Pursuing Federalism: A Shift from Unitary - Presidential to…

Rizal, a century and a federal republic hence

Sunday, 05 June 2016 10:03 Written by
Dr. Jose Rizal put this idea forward in an essay published in La Solidaridad in 1889-1890. “Las Filipinas Dentro de Cien Anos (The Philippines a Century Hence)” is deemed the national hero’s most prescient essay for a number of predictions…

Speaker Bebot Alvarez meets with CDPI President on Constitutional Initiative

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 15:01 Written by
MAKATI, PH – Newly-elected Davao del Norte First District Representative Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez, Speaker for the 17th Congress meets with the CDPI President, Lito Monico Lorenzana along with some members of the 2005 Consultative Commission and Amb. Francis Chua of…
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