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Constitutional convention bill filed in House

Members of both Houses of Congress remained the least-trusted government officials in the country, a new survey released this week showed. AP file photo

An opposition lawmaker has filed a bill in the House of Representatives calling for a constitutional convention “to update the three-decade-old Constitution in a holistic and comprehensive manner.”

Posted: October 25th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Local officials mull federal form of govt to speed up countryside development

Mayor Leoncio Evasco Jr. of Maribojoc, Bohol (Photo from www.maribojoc.gov.ph)

Some local government officials have started talking about pursuing a federal form of government, especially in the wake of the controversy over the Aquino administration’s Disbursement Acceleration Program and the scandal over the pork barrel scam, which they think have only highlighted the unequal distribution of funds among the regions.

Posted: October 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Aquino or Roxas in 2016, says LP lawmaker

President Benigno Aquino III and Interior Secretary Mar Roxas (left). INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Either President Aquino or Interior Secretary Mar Roxas is the only “viable choice” as the administration’s presidential candidate in the 2016 elections against Vice President Jejomar Binay, Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice, a Liberal Party (LP) member, said in a radio interview on Sunday.

Posted: October 6th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Belmonte: Lifting of ban on foreign ownership of land not clear to Filipinos


House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. is not discouraged by a Pulse Asia survey showing that 85 percent of Filipinos do not favor constitutional amendments to relax restrictions on foreign ownership of land.

Posted: October 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Voice of the ‘bosses?’ 6 in 10 Filipinos reject Aquino term extension—survey

President Benigno S. Aquino III

Six out of 10 Filipinos or 62 percent do not want a second term for President Benigno Aquino III should the 1987 Constitution be amended, according to a Pulse Asia survey released Thursday.

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »