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INQToday: Charter framer Davide warns vs changing economic provisions

/ 08:26 PM February 05, 2024

Here’s a quick roundup of today’s top stories:

Charter framer Hilario Davide Jr. warns vs changing economic provisions

Amending the “restrictive” economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution may cause further problems for Filipinos in the future, one of the Charter’s framers warned.


Retired Supreme Court Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr. pointed out during Monday’s Senate subcommittee deliberation on Resolution of Both Houses No. 6 (RB6) that the country’s problems are not due to the 1987 Constitution, but rather it was implemented poorly.


Zubiri on passage of RBH 6: Senate will not succumb to deadline pressure

The Senate will not succumb to the pressure of a deadline, Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri maintained on Monday, adding that the upper chamber will carefully consider proposed amendments to the 1987 Constitution.

The Senate chief made the clarification following calls from the House of Representatives, specifically urging Zubiri to pass Resolution of both Houses No. 6 by March.

House on heightened alert amid bomb threats to lawmakers

The House of Representatives is on heightened alert after some lawmakers received bomb threats at the Batasang Pambansa complex, Secretary General Reginald Velasco said on Monday.

In an interview with reporters on Monday, Velasco refused to divulge who among the House’s over 300 lawmakers received the threat, but they are still heightening security measures to protect members.

DND to secure PH sovereignty, says Teodoro on proposed Mindanao independence

The Department of National Defense (DND) will “strictly enforce” its mandate to protect the integrity of the national territory amid calls for a separate Mindanao, Defense Secretary Gilberto Teodoro Jr. said on Monday.

“The mandate of the Department of National Defense is to secure the sovereignty of the State and integrity of the national territory as enshrined in the Constitution,” Teodoro said in a statement.


PNP chief rejects call for Mindanao independence

Former President Rodrigo Duterte’s call for a separate and independent Mindanao should not be entertained, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Benjamin Acorda Jr. said on Monday.

“Let us be united, let us not entertain these ideas,” Acorda said during a press briefing in Camp Crame, Quezon City.

Fuel prices to increase by up to P1.50 per liter on Feb 6

Motorists will see another increase in the pump prices of petroleum products this week, this time by as much as P1.50 per liter, effective Tuesday, Feb. 6.

In separate advisories, local oil firms said the price per liter of gasoline would go up by P0.75 and diesel by P1.50. The cost of kerosene will likewise climb by P0.80 per liter.

Grammy 2024: Taylor Swift makes history as four-time Album of the Year winner

‘Cause karma is Taylor Swift’s boyfriend at the Grammy Awards 2024. Karma is a god. Karma is the breeze in her hair at the ceremony. Karma’s her relaxing thought.

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Swift made history as the first artist to win her fourth Album of the Year award for “Midnights” in the ceremony held at the Arena in Los Angeles on Feb. 4 (morning of Feb. 5 in the Philippines).

TAGS: Benjamin Acorda Jr., Bomb threat, Cha-cha, DND, Fuel, grammys, Hilario Davide Jr., House of Representatives, Juan Miguel Zubiri, Miley Cyrus, PNP chief, RBH 6, Senate, Taylor Swift

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