By Germelina Lacorte
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.
By Gil C. Cabacungan
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.
By DJ Yap
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.
By Aries Joseph Hegina
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.
By Maila Ager
With barely two years left under the Aquino administration, the Senate has no choice but to give its “best shot” to the proposed amendments to economic provisions of the Constitution, Senate President Franklin Drilon has said.