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PADILLA HOLDS HEARING ON CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

Senator Robin Padilla promised to work on making sure the next generation of Filipinos can better implement the Philippine Constitution, after hearings on some of the 1987 Charter’s political provisions. Padilla said that while there is nothing wrong with the 1987 Constitution, generations of leaders had failed to implement its provisions, including those on political […]

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ZUBIRI TO PINOYS: RESPECT THE CONSTITUTION

Senate President Migz Zubiri has called on the Filipino people to honor the country’s historic beginnings by respecting the Constitution, and that any changes to the country’s charter must not be made based on selfish motives and ambitions. Zubiri made this assertion as he delivered his message during the 125th Anniversary celebration of the Malolos […]

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CONSTITUTION EDUCATION IN HIGH SCHOOL URGED

To raise the level of awareness on their rights and duties as Filipino citizens and for a better appreciation of the country’s history, Senator Jinggoy Estrada has filed a bill proposing the inclusion of constitutional education in the curriculum of junior and senior high school students. “A nationalist mindset must be instilled in Filipino learners […]

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VILLAFUERTE BATS FOR DECEMBER 2023 CON-CON

Camarines Sur Rep. LRay Villafuerte has formally called on the 19th Congress to assemble a Constitutional Convention (Con-Con) by December 2023 at the earliest that would finally introduce economic and political reforms to the 1987 Constitution and rid it of perceived “antiquated or inapt” provisions seen to have long precluded the Philippines from regaining its postwar […]

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DOE SHOULD BE TRANSPARENT ON NUCLEAR POWER PROGRAM — GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian urged the Department of Energy (DOE) to be more transparent in its nuclear energy program agenda amid reports that the Philippines and Russia have signed a deal on exploring the possible construction of nuclear power plants in the country. Gatchalian made the call for transparency as the Senate Committee on Finance Subcommittee […]

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PIMENTEL, LACSON FILE BILLS ON PRESIDENTIAL SUCCESSION

Two enabling legislations prescribing the order of presidential succession have been introduced in the Senate. The twin moves made by Senators Koko Pimentel III and Ping Lacson seek to provide an order of presidential succession giving the President the power to delegate if those named as presidential successors in the Constitution could not perform their […]

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REQUIRE BI TO COORDINATE WITH DOLE BEFORE ISSUING SPECIAL WORK PERMITS – VILLANUEVA

Senator Joel Villanueva is pushing for the inclusion of a special provision requiring the Bureau of Immigration (BI) to first coordinate with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) before issuing special working permits to foreigners who intend to work in the Philippines for less than six months. According to Villanueva, this is consistent with […]

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DECLARE AUGUST 30 AS NATIONAL RESPONSIBLE PRESS FREEDOM DAY – GATCHALIAN

To show that the country recognizes and respects freedom of the press as enshrined in the Constitution, two senators have proposed that August 30 of every year be declared as “National Responsible Press Freedom Day.” Senators Win Gatchalian and Bam Aquino, filed their respective bills recently and both have chosen that the birth date of […]