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Ban on political dynasties in Charter should be self-enforcing—Santiago

Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiiago INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Instead of passing a law against political dynasty, Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago is proposing a “self-enforcing” prohibition that can be introduced as an amendment to the Constitution.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino shuns Charter change as more LP members joining bandwagon

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’

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 »

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 »

Charter change bill takes off in House

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 »

‘Cha-cha’ train starts rolling again but Palace not keen

Batasang Pambansa. FILE PHOTO

The House of Representatives has started the ball rolling for Charter change (Cha-cha), with business leaders endorsing Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. and his allies’ initiative to make a surgical revision of economic provisions in the 1987 Constitution.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Egypt holds key vote on country’s new charter

An Egyptian worker carries boxes of ballots at the Giza courthouse, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. AP

Egyptians have started voting on a draft for their country’s new constitution that represents a key milestone in a military-backed roadmap put in place after President Mohammed Morsi was overthrown in a popularly backed coup last July.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

In the Know: What is realignment?


Lawmakers are allowed to introduce amendments to the national expenditure program during the committee hearing of the appropriations bill and during floor debates, according to the Senate Legislative Budget Research and Monitoring Office.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Death threats delay Tunisian constitution vote

Parliament members gather at the National assembly in Tunis. AP FILE PHOTO

Tunisia’s constitutional assembly prepares to select a new committee to oversee elections after its work weekend was disrupted by death threats against one of its members.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Egypt’s constitutional panel holds final meeting

University students supporting Egypt's ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi occupy in Cairo's Tahrir Square on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. AP

A panel that amended a constitution drafted under ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi is holding a final meeting before it hands over the final draft to Egypt’s interim president.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

PDAF, Malampaya fund use unconstitutional


The Supreme Court on Tuesday declared as unconstitutional the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and the use of Malampaya funds for other purposes other than energy-related projects.

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino’s DAP runs counter to previous advocacy, say groups

President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER.net Photo

An old bill he once filed to minimize presidential power over the national budget has come back to haunt President Aquino.

Posted: November 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Calls on SC to scrap DAP mount as sixth petition is filed

The Supreme Court building in Manila. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Another petition has been filed with the Supreme Court seeking to stop the implementation of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and declare it null and void.

Posted: October 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

  1. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  2. Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  3. Palace prepared to charge its allies
  4. Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  5. Napoles turnaround alarms whistle-blowers
  6. What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  7. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  8. Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  9. HK apology: Why Estrada and not Aquino?
  10. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  3. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  4. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  5. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  6. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  7. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  8. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  9. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  10. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  1. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  2. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  3. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  10. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano


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