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PADILLA TO SENATORS: DISCUSS CHA-CHA WITH HOUSE

Senator Robin Padilla appealed to the leadership of the Senate for a “collaborative effort” with the House of Representatives in deliberating on the preferred mode of amending economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution. Padilla made the appeal in letters sent to Senate President Migz Zubiri, Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda, Majority Leader Joel Villanueva, […]

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NO TO FOREIGN LAND OWNERSHIP IN CHA-CHA – PIMENTEL

Aside from questioning the timing of the proposed economic Charter change (Cha-cha), Senate Minority Leader Koko Pimentel III also thumbed down what he called a rider provision in the so-called economic Cha-cha that will allow foreigners to own land in the Philippines. “Although they call it economic provisions, there is one rider that it’s not […]

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KEEP CHARTER CHANGE MEETING PUBLIC, URGES SOLON

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte has suggested to Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri to go ahead on this week’s planned formal meeting of Sen. Robinhood Padilla, chairman of the Senate committee on constitutional amendments and revision of codes,  with House proponents of Charter change via a constitutional convention (Con-Con), adding that such a meeting should […]

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PADILLA CLOSES SENATE HEARINGS ON CHA-CHA

Senator Robin Padilla wrapped up public hearings on proposed measures to encourage more foreign investments by amending the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution – even as he will discuss the issue with counterparts from the House of Representatives. At the hearing of the Senate Committee on Constitutional Amendments and Revision of Codes in Cebu […]

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AMEND CHARTER WITH ‘CHEAPER’ CON-ASS, SAYS PADILLA

Amending the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution to allow more foreign direct investments will cost taxpayers less funds and time if done through a constituent assembly as compared to a constitutional convention, officials of the National Economic and Development Authority and Commission on Elections said. Lawyer Reverie Pure Sapaen, director of governance staff of […]

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SCRAP ‘CORRUPTED’ PARTY-LIST SYSTEM – PADILLA

Senator Robin Padilla supports abolishing the party-list system if the time comes to amend the Charter’s political provisions through a constitutional convention. Padilla, who chairs the Senate Committee on Constitutional Amendments and Revision of Codes, also vowed to strengthen the party system to end the cycle of people voting for candidates on the basis of […]

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HOUSE PANEL OK OF CHA-CHA VIA CON-CON WELCOMED

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte welcomed this week’s approval at the committee level by the House of Representatives of the fresh initiative to hold an election for delegates to a proposed Constitutional Convention (Con-Con) to amend the 1987 Charter, as he appealed to President Marcos to reconsider his position on constitutional reform in order to […]

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HOUSE PANEL HOLDS CHA-CHA PUBLIC FORUM IN BULACAN

The House Committee on Constitutional Amendments held its sixth public consultation on proposals to reform the 1987 Constitution at the City Convention Center in San Jose Del Monte City in Bulacan. More than 700 participants to the public consultation from the academe, research groups, student groups, business groups, legal groups, civil society organizations, people’s organizations […]

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MORE FOREIGN INVESTMENTS WITH CHA-CHA — PADILLA

The promised benefits of the Public Service Act have yet to be felt one year after its passage, and they will not likely be felt especially if the economic provisions of the Constitution will not be amended, Senator Robin Padilla said. Padilla said that aside from the Public Service Act still lacking implementing rules and […]

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PIMENTEL OK WITH PBBM’S STAND ON ECONOMIC CHA-CHA

Senate Minority Leader Koko Pimentel III said he agrees with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s statement that foreign investments can still trickle in without amending the Constitution but stressed the future need to revisit its political provisions to improve the country’s system of governance. “The President is correct to say that there are better things that […]