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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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 2, 2018

Feb 02, 2018 - 11:03 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday.

DEFIANT. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales will not enforce the suspension order against Overall Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang (left). Photo by Rappler

Congress, not Constitution, is the problem – Monsod

Feb 01, 2018 - 5:25 PM

'The problem is not the Constitution but the legislators who slept on the job for 30 years to fully implement it,' says Christian Monsod, one of the framers of the 1987 Constitution

Panel session on Autonomy and Federalism Debate in the Philippines during the 2nd day of the Global Autonomy, Governance & Federalism forum at Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati City on October 20, 2016.

SC’s Bersamin pushes for broader criteria to declare martial law

Jan 16, 2018 - 7:44 PM

Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin tells Christian Monsod, a drafter of the 1987 Constitution, that current version of the constitution has been ‘emasculated’

MARTIAL LAW. Supreme Court Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin says the 1987 Constitution is not enough to address present-day threats to the safety of Filipinos. Photo from the Supreme Court

Avengers or Suicide Squad? When Sereno and Morales attend a forum together

Dec 02, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The former colleagues on the bench tease each other, but they also send a strong message

Human Rights Commissioner Chito Gascon, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales attend the Constitutional Fiscal Autonomy Group (CFAG) forum on November 29, 2017. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Ombudsman/PRIMB

DILG official's rally attendance can be test case vs revolutionary gov't

Dec 01, 2017 - 5:30 PM

The head of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines says anybody can file a complaint of inciting to sedition against DILG Assistant Secretary Epimaco Densing III

De Lima, lawyers petition SC to compel Congress to convene on martial law

Jun 06, 2017 - 11:29 AM

UPDATED The petition for mandamus has the support of 331 lawyers who signed the annex included in the petition

PETITIONERS. Lawyers file a petition with the Supreme Court asking it to compel Congress to convene and deliberate on martial law. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler  PETITIONERS. Lawyers file a petition with the Supreme Court asking it to compel Congress to convene and deliberate on martial law. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Pangilinan: 'Real change' lies in 'people power'

Feb 25, 2017 - 10:46 PM

I believe the war on drugs should be refocused [to] war on poverty to reach a developed nation status says Senator Francis Pangilinan

EDSA31. Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan said in a forum on the commemoration of the 31st anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution that real change lies in the empowerment of the Filipino people

'Is federalism a Trojan horse for other agenda?'

Oct 20, 2016 - 7:45 PM

Constitutionalist Christian Monsod says President Rodrigo Duterte s rush to amend the Constitution is dangerous demagoguery

FEDERALISM NOW? Constitutionalist Christian Monsod questions President Rodrigo Duterte's push for a federal form of government during the second day of the Global Autonomy, Governance, and Federalism Forum at Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati City on October 20, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Rappler Talk: The Philippines signed the Paris deal. What’s next?

Jul 13, 2016 - 10:35 AM

Watch our interview with Christian Monsod here

Comelec must ease concerns on eve of polls – ex-chairman Monsod

May 08, 2016 - 7:55 PM

It s not just about the credibility It s about the fact that the people might be discouraged to vote and say Ba t tayo boboto?

Global terrorism highlights need to pass Bangsamoro bill

Dec 02, 2015 - 5:21 PM

The Philippines is prone to threats like ISIS says former senator Leticia Ramos Shahani

BBL CHAMPIONS. From left to right: activist Cheng Rasul, former Constitutional Commission chairman Atty. Christian Monsod, former senators Aquilino Pimentel and Leticia Ramos-Shahani.

Civic group launches #ListaNaYan voters campaign

Jul 05, 2015 - 3:30 PM

Samahan para sa Tunay na Eleksyon sa Pilipinas STEP will ensure that citizens are well informed about the registration process through online and offline campaigns

Representatives of STEP Coalition's government, non-government, and quasi-government constituents pose for a photo after affixing their signatures on a board, symbolizing their commitment to their advocacy. This was part of the coalition and campaign launch, which was held in the Ateneo Professional Schools on June 30, 2015.

Poll watchdog pushes for 'laptop count' to replace PCOS

Apr 10, 2015 - 4:09 PM

Former poll commissioner Gus Lagman proposes a system where votes will be counted manually on blackboards and encoded in laptops in the voting precincts

PROPOSING TO COMELEC. Former Comelec commissioner Augusto 'Gus' Lagman (1st from right) and former Comelec chairman Christian Monsod (2nd from right) speak with Comelec commissioner Luie Tito Guia after a meeting on April 11, 2015. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Monsod recognized for PH electoral reforms

Oct 27, 2012 - 2:14 PM

Former Comelec Chair Christian Monsod to receive Joe C Baxter award for helping promote transparency in the Philippine electoral system

Mining is a social justice issue

Mar 04, 2012 - 2:13 AM

History has not been very kind to our poor And we know this must change