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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 »

Charter change is dead, says Gonzales

House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: January 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Did you know: Women Suffrage Bill

In Article V of the 1934 Philippine Constitution, the Women Suffrage Bill paved the way for Filipino women to have the distinction of being the first in Asia to be granted suffrage. In the national election of Dec. 14, 1937, 24 women were elected to various positions. Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Business group backs Belmonte call for constitutional amendment

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A group of prominent economists and socio-political analysts voiced support for a recent initiative by Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. to liberalize economic provisions in the Philippine Constitution, saying such reforms were direly needed to attract the “right kind” of investors and support economic growth that benefits the broader populace.

Posted: July 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Pro-RH senator unfazed: ‘Nothing new in anti-RH arguments at SC’

Senator Pia Cayetano. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The sponsor in the Senate of the questioned Reproductive Health Law dismissed as old hat the arguments presented to the Supreme Court by anti-RH law petitioners during the first round of oral arguments on the constitutionality of the controversial measure.

Posted: July 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Belmonte warned against ‘playing with fire’

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Playing with fire. That’s what Quezon City Rep. Feliciano Belmonte is doing by seeking to relax the Constitution’s economic provisions through a resolution calling for the passage of new laws, Bayan Muna Representatives Neri Colmenares and Carlos Zarate said Wednesday.

Posted: July 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Brillantes: Village poll postponement not unconstitutional

Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes FILE PHOTO

Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. on Tuesday said that the proposed postponement of the barangay (village) elections is not unconstitutional because its timetable is not set forth in the Constitution.

Posted: May 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino lukewarm on charter change

President Aquino.  AP FILE PHOTO

Pres. Benigno Aquino III is still unconvinced that the Philippines should overhaul its Constitution to boost the country’s economic standing.

Posted: January 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Defense set on presenting SALNs of other gov’t officials


Thanks, but no thanks. Despite misgivings by Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, defense lawyers on Monday said they would go ahead with the presentation of the asset declarations of other public officials to prove that Chief Justice Renato Corona did not violate the Constitution as alleged by the prosecution.

Posted: March 20th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Face the charges

So it has come to this. At least 188 members of the House of Representatives voted last Monday to impeach Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona for culpable violation of the Constitution, betrayal of public trust and graft and corruption. The articles of impeachment, grounded on eight charges, were transmitted to the Senate yesterday, which [...]

Posted: December 14th, 2011 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Puno backs Charter review

Former Supreme Court chief justice Reynato Puno pushes for the review of the 30-year-old 1987 Philippine Constitution. Puno was in Cebu yesterday to speak about  the need of reforms in the Philippine political system before students from colleges and universities in Cebu City. “More than 30 years is a long time. We have seen developments [...]

Posted: November 30th, 2011 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

An imperfect High Court

“The judiciary, of course, is not perfect or omniscient. It can make, and it has made, mistakes. But mistaken or not, the court must be obeyed. But the judiciary has no guns to implement its orders. Thus, if every person is free to obey only what he or she considers a correct decision or order [...]

Posted: November 24th, 2011 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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  2. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  3. In the know: Gigi Reyes
  4. SC suspends proctor in 2011 bar exams
  5. Senator Pimentel backs German think tank’s stand vs dynasties
  6. Bar proctor suspended for photographing test papers
  7. Collector Danny Garcia says Inquirer worth more than news
  8. Meteor shower to light up PH skies
  9. What Went Before: Enrile denies Gigi Reyes was ‘other woman’
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  5. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  6. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  7. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
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  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  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. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  8. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  9. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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