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Arroyo's proposed constitution reaches House plenary

Oct 07, 2018 - 11:16 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's draft is different from the draft constitution submitted by President Rodrigo Duterte's 22-member Consultative Committee

House Speaker Gloria M. Arroyo gesture she waits for the start of the hearing for the Initial deliberation on the proposed Philippine Federal Constitution drafts at the House of Representative in Quezon City on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

‘Sizeable majority’ oppose federalism? Pulse Asia survey premature – DILG

May 04, 2018 - 6:01 PM

'There is no concrete proposal yet on the table.... This is premature because there is nothing really to debate about yet,' says DILG spokesperson Jonathan Malaya

'PREMATURE'. DILG Spokesperson Jonathan Malaya says the Pulse Asia survey on charter change was conducted even before a solid proposal was passed. Rappler Screengrab

Big majority of Filipinos against charter change – Pulse Asia

May 02, 2018 - 10:43 AM

(UPDATED) Survey results also show that a 'sizeable majority of Filipinos (66%)' are opposed to changing the present unitary system of government to a federal system at this time

In Bacolod, media oppression, Cha-Cha hit on People Power anniv

Feb 25, 2018 - 1:43 PM

The protesters stress the critical role of the media in the historic 1986 event

NEVER AGAIN. National Union of Journalists of the Philippines national director Nonoy Espina calls on the public to stand with the press during the 32nd commemoration of Edsa People Power revolution in Bacolod City, Saturday. Photo by Marchel P. Espina/Rappler

Is there a need to change the 1987 Philippine Constitution?

Feb 02, 2018 - 3:30 PM

While the Constitution is not perfect, many argue now is not the time to change it

HIGHEST LAW. The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte is attempting to change the Constitution to make way for Federalism. Photo by Rappler

[OPINION | Newspoint] A souring plot

Jan 27, 2018 - 6:04 PM

Duterte is in a great hurry. He wants to put federalism on track, hoping to construct around it some reason, some excuse, some pretext to stop the May 2019 midterm elections.

Why 1987 PH Constitution unclear on Congress' Charter Change vote

Jan 27, 2018 - 4:49 PM

(UPDATED) Framers of the 1987 Constitution we spoke with say members of the committee on amendments and revisions forgot to adjust a provision in their final draft to reflect a bicameral congress voting on charter change. The Supreme Court can clarify that now.

What you need to know about Charter Change

Jan 16, 2018 - 11:01 AM

The public should closely monitor the process of changing the 1987 Philippine Constitution to avoid abuses, say constitutional law experts

Martial law: When Congress defaults, Supreme Court can step in

Jun 07, 2017 - 9:00 AM

UPDATED Congress’ refusal to convene is tantamount to a waiver in favor of the Supreme Court of the legislature s priority in performing the duty to reviewing the martial law declaration

DND to AFP: Uphold rule of law, human rights in Mindanao

May 25, 2017 - 11:40 AM

With martial law in place in Mindanao the Department of National Defense reminds the Armed Forces of the Philippines not to violate the Constitution

Troops from different units of the Armed Forces of the Philippines march as President Rodrigo Roa Duterte leads the inspection of troops during the 81st anniversary celebration of the Armed Forces of the Philippines at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City on December 21, 2016. ACE MORANDANTE/Presidential Photo

House plenary debate on charter change eyed in May

Feb 13, 2017 - 3:04 PM

Southern Leyte Rep Roger Mercado: We will be busy discussing the death penalty [first] Then it is our hope that Congress give priority on our business when we open our session come May this year

The House of Representatives in Quezon City on June 2, 2015. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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Jan 20, 2017 - 10:36 AM

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Paranoid over martial law

Jan 17, 2017 - 10:28 AM

Is it wrong for a president to warn the nation that he is poised to declare martial law? My answer is unequivocal: No

Federalism's implications on our legal and judicial systems

Jan 07, 2017 - 11:00 AM

The emergence of separate and distinct legal and judicial systems within the country need not necessarily divide Filipinos but it bears to recognize that such a threat does exist and it should at least cause one to think though the consequences of shifting to a federalist system

Thinking of martial law? Time for collective action

Dec 31, 2016 - 3:00 PM

As the year ends Mr Duterte his PNP chief his loyalists in Congress and the Cabinet should take a long hard look at what they have accomplished in these 6 months – before it is too late

Retiring SC Justice Brion to be part of body reviewing Charter?

Dec 11, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Brion had previously indicated he was for charter change saying it should be done through a Constitutional Convention where delegates are elected

PCC: Make policy changes to open telco, energy markets

Nov 27, 2016 - 11:10 PM

What needs to be done is to pass proposed amendments to the 80 year old Public Service Law says a PCC commissioner

TELCO HIGHWAY. The amount of spectrum assigned to a telco impacts the cost of the build capacity, overall network performance, ability to offer new multimedia services, and general customer experience of wireless services.

Framers of Constitution condemn Marcos burial, draw hope from youth

Nov 24, 2016 - 3:14 PM

We are inspired by the outpouring of protest by the youth who give life to our hope for generations of heroes who are the antithesis of everything that was Marcos say members of the 1986 Constitutional Commission

YOUTH PROTEST VS MARCOS BURIAL. Students protest the state interment of dictator Ferdinand Marcos in Manila. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

SC orals on Marcos burial: Issues and answers

Aug 30, 2016 - 10:30 PM

On Wednesday morning August 31 the Supreme Court hears arguments on the petitions filed by Martial Law victims to stop the burial of the late president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani

MARCOS BURIAL. The Supreme Court will hold its oral arguments on Wednesday, August 24, to resolve whether the late President Ferdinand Marcos deserves a slot at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

Martial Law 101: Things you should know

Aug 15, 2016 - 6:00 PM

(UPDATED) Under the 1987 Philippine Constitution, a declaration of Martial Law can be revoked or extended by Congress and reviewed by the Supreme Court

Ex-Chief Justice Davide against amending Constitution

Aug 14, 2016 - 10:30 AM

If plans for charter change push through he hopes amendments will be done via a Constitutional Convention

Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr. Photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

44% of Filipinos oppose charter change – survey

Aug 01, 2016 - 1:39 PM

The Pulse Asia survey also reveals that a big majority of respondents in the survey say they have little to no knowledge of the Constitution

FAST FACTS: 1987 Philippine Constitution

Feb 02, 2016 - 9:48 AM

February 2 of each year is Constitution Day to commemorate the highest law of the land

Things to know: Human rights in the Philippines

Dec 10, 2015 - 7:30 AM

(UPDATED) Here's what you should know about human rights, a vital component of most modern democracies