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2 ex-magistrates clash over Bangsamoro bill’s constitutionality

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The signing Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro. INQUIRE FILE PHOTO

Two former magistrates on Tuesday clashed about the constitutionality of the proposed Bangsamoro basic law, with one claiming the legislation would split the country, while the other maintains that the Bangsamoro entity is still a part of the Philippine state.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Former SC justices differ on Bangsamoro constitutionality

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wo former Supreme Court justices offered clashing opinions on the constitutionality of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law, with one saying it could dismember the country, and the other arguing that distinct nations and peoples could coexist within one Philippine state.

Posted: October 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Constitutional convention bill filed in House

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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 »

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 »

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