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Cha-cha vote before Christmas

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / LEO M. SABANGAN II

The House of Representatives will vote before the Christmas break on the highly controversial proposed amendment to the Constitution being pushed by no less than Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr.

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

Lawmakers relieved, but Cha-cha ‘still needed’

Senator Juan Edgardo "Sonny" Angara. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: August 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

SC: term limits, equal access to public service vs ‘overstaying’ politicians

Camarines Sur Third District Board Member Angel Naval. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/http://www.spcamsur.com/

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.

Posted: August 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Belmonte signs pledge not to touch political issues in Charter change

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

House seen as pushing Charter change in re-distributing committee slots

Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »