By TJ Burgonio
Some senators are relieved that President Benigno Aquino III will not be pushing for Charter change during the remainder of his term, although one of them insists that the Constitution needs some tweaking.
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
Term limits and a guarantee of every citizen’s equal access to public service constitute the response of the drafters of the Constitution to public officer’s propensity to perpetuate themselves in power, the Supreme Court said in a 25-page decision released to public Friday.
By Leila B. Salaverria
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.
By Gil C. Cabacungan
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.
For a leader in the Lower House, proposals to amend the Constitution may as well be dead. This, as the proposals to amend the Constitution’s economic provisions continue to languish in Congress as the next presidential elections near, House majority leader Mandaluyong City Rep. Neptali Gonzales II said on Tuesday.