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Speaker unfazed by results of Charter survey

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Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr.: We have other priorities INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines—House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. is not discouraged by a Pulse Asia survey showing that 85 percent of Filipinos do not favor amending the Constitution to lift the restrictions on ownership of land here by foreigners.   “Maybe [it’s] not properly understood that this could only apply to residential and commercial and industrial lots, […]

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

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

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Speaker Feliciano Belmonte INQUIRER PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

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 »

Drilon: Senate pushing to amend economic provisions in Charter before Aquino term ends

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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.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘There’s still time for Charter change’

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President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Aquino believes there is still time to amend the Constitution to lift the provision limiting him to a single term, if he should decide to seek a fresh mandate.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

What is the reason in proposing an Aquino term extension?

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What was in the mind of Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice when he proposed an Aquino reelection? The Liberal Party stalwart said Friday that he first floated the idea of amending the Constitution in order to gauge the public’s reaction about giving President Aquino another shot for second term.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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