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JUDGE CHA-CHA PROPOSALS ON MERITS, URGES ABANTE

With the House of Representatives resuming sessions this week a member of the House leadership has urged his fellow legislators, as well as the public, to judge proposals to amend the Constitution on their merits, and stressed on Monday that the Legislature should not miss a “golden opportunity” to improve the law of the land. […]

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VILLAFUERTE TO CONGRESS: FOCUS ON COVID RESPONSE

Camarines Sur Representative LRay Villafuerte has supported the call by economic managers for Congress to focus on “doable”  legislation to attract foreign direct investments (FDIs) and accelerate economic recovery, as he fretted that the revival of the Charter Change (Cha-Cha) initiative at this time would only sidetrack national efforts to overcome the coronavirus pandemic and save […]

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ABANTE: ‘FLEXIBLE’ ECONOMY WITH CHARTER AMENDMENTS

Deputy Speaker and Manila 6th District Rep. Benny Abante Jr. on Wednesday expressed support for efforts to amend the economic provisions of the Constitution, and said that the move would allow the country to be more “flexible” and enable it to better respond to global economic trends––a position echoed by the members of the government’s […]

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CHARTER CHANGE NEEDED FOR SENATE TO PARTICIPATE IN TREATY ABROGATION – PIMENTEL

The Constitution may have to be amended if the Senate wants to have a say in the abrogation of a treaty, Senator Koko Pimentel III said. In an interview, Pimentel said the framers of the 1987 Constitution had taken the time to put the provision on the Senate’s participation in the ratification of a treaty […]

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I WILL ONLY FAVOR CHA-CHA IF IT WILL BENEFIT THE FILIPINO PEOPLE – GO

Senator Bong Go has stressed that he will only favor Charter change (Cha-cha) if it will contribute to the benefit of Filipinos. “If those who benefit from the changes in the Constitution are us politicians, then I am not in favor. The Filipino people should be the ones who will benefit from it,” Go told […]