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Abad: LP should meet with Aquino to get clear stand on Charter change

Florencio ''Butch'' Abad 2

Given that President Benigno Aquino III has expressed openness to Charter change, lawmakers could convince him to take a look at lifting the restrictive economic provisions in the 1987 Constitution, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad said Wednesday.

Posted: August 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Uncategorized | Read More »

What worries Sen. Pimentel most on Bangsamoro autonomy?

Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III

As Congress awaits the draft Bangsamoro basic law, Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III has advised the government to explain how the future region’s asymmetrical relationship with the national government complies with the Constitution.

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Aquino undoing mother’s legacy’

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ARMED  President Aquino and the Armed Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gregorio Catapang Jr. render the conventional military salute during arrival honors ahead of a distribution ceremony of M-4 assault rifles for soldiers at the Department of National Defense headquarters in Camp Aguinaldo on Thursday. The President’s announcement that he may try to change the Constitution and serve a second term in office has drawn heavy flak. GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

What would his mother say? That, in sum, is the oppositionists’ answer to President Aquino’s insinuation on Wednesday that he was reconsidering his opposition to amending the Constitution to allow the lifting of the presidential term limit, which would enable him to run for a second term.

Posted: August 15th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘President’s Cha-cha statement just a prank to keep opponents off guard’


It was just a presidential prank. Or so thought Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello of President Benigno Aquino III’s expression of openness to the idea of a second term of office in Malacañang.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino not picking a fight with SC amid Cha-cha comment—Palace

Benigno Aquino III

President Benigno Aquino III said nothing about reducing the powers of the Judiciary, Malacañang clarified on Thursday amid talk of charter change.

Posted: August 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »