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QC councilor files resolution backing amending economic provisions in Constitution

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A Quezon City alderman has asked his peers at the local council to support a resolution from both houses of Congress that seeks to amend the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution.

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Belmonte signs pledge not to touch political issues in Charter change

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Speaker Feliciano Belmonte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte has signed a pledge vowing that only the economic provisions of the Constitution, and none of the political ones, such as the elected officials’ term limits, would be amended as part of the charter change moves in the House of Representatives.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino shuns Charter change as more LP members joining bandwagon

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President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III means what he says when it comes to Charter change, Malacañang said Wednesday.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Recto to Senate: Let’s talk ‘Cha-cha’

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Senate Pro Tempore Ralph Recto. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Amid a pronouncement that Charter change would be tackled in the Senate only after the House passed its own Cha-cha resolution, a party mate of President Aquino’s called on his colleagues on Tuesday to begin discussions on amending the Constitution, particularly the provisions that restrict foreign ownership of businesses in the country.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

House unfazed by Senate approval of FOI bill

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Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. seemed unfazed that the freedom of information (FOI) bill remained stalled in the House of Representatives even as the Senate just passed its own version on Monday.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino maintains hands-off attitude on Charter change

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Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III will not impose his views on Charter change on an independent branch of government, Malacañang said Monday.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Charter change debates to begin in May

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The Charter change (Cha-cha) resolution in the House of Representatives is headed to the plenary (entire house) next week, but debates won’t begin until May, according to Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

House seen as pushing Charter change in re-distributing committee slots

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Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The majority bloc’s push to get the three-fourths vote needed for charter change has shifted to high gear with the distribution of additional committee slots to the members of the independent bloc, including detained Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her son, Camarines Sur Rep. Diosdado Arroyo.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Lawmakers urged to sign pledge on Charter change

Buhay partylist congressman Lito Atienza . INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Members of the House of Representatives should sign a pledge to the people saying that lawmakers should not touch on the political aspects of the Constitution and focus only on lifting the economic restrictions of the charter, a partylist representative urged Wednesday.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace using ‘hidden pork’ to fund Charter change, militant lawmaker says

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ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio. Photo from congress.gov.ph

Still going up against the tide of the administration, a militant partylist representative said that Malacañang is using “hidden” Priority Development Assistance Fund to hasten the Charter change process.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino against Chacha but won’t influence allies in Congress

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President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III is not convinced that Charter change should push through but that doesn’t mean he will stop Congress from passing a bill proposing it.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Charter change bill takes off in House

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Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr.: Why the rush? INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Charter change took a step closer to reality with the approval on Monday of a resolution to amend the protectionist provisions and foreign participation limits in the Constitution, despite dire warnings from local businessmen and legal experts.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Militant lawmaker slams ‘Cha-cha’ train

Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A militant lawmaker slammed the passage of Speaker Feliciano Belmonte’s resolution seeking to amend the economic provisions of the Constitution.

Posted: March 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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