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Rappler Talk: Con-Com's Ding Generoso on Mocha Uson, federalism info drive

Aug 06, 2018 - 10:41 AM

Rappler talks to Consultative Committee spokesperson Ding Generoso

Halfway mark: How Consultative Committee's proposed charter is shaping up

May 22, 2018 - 12:52 PM

Midway through the work of President Rodrigo Duterte's Consultative Committee, here's a look at what's in their proposed constitution so far

Con-Com wants to strip Congress of sole power to impeach

May 21, 2018 - 4:30 PM

In the federal constitution it is proposing, the Consultative Committee wants Congress and the judiciary to share the power to impeach officials

Con-Com eyes giving president power to declare war without Congress

May 03, 2018 - 3:31 PM

Such power may be given if 'Congress is unable to convene,' according to a proposed provision for a new constitution being studied by the Consultative Committee

Con-Com proposes ban on political turncoats, stricter rules for political parties

May 02, 2018 - 4:44 PM

The Consultative Committee hopes the proposed provisions will lead to 'genuine party politics' based on ideologies instead of on personalities, but at least one member warns this would unduly punish those who feel that their party no longer represents their ideals

Con-Com proposes 'indissoluble' federal republic in preamble to amended charter

May 02, 2018 - 3:12 PM

The preamble finalized by the Consultative Committee rules out secession by any region or entity, says Con-Com Chairman Reynato Puno

Con-Com confident public support for charter change will grow

May 02, 2018 - 1:50 PM

The body tasked to study amendments to the Constitution says the Pulse Asia survey results are a 'guide and challenge'

DISCUSSING BANGSAMORO. Con-Com members listen to a presentation by Bangsamoro Transition Commission members. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Con-Com eyes ban on political butterflies in proposed charter

Apr 26, 2018 - 10:53 AM

The Consultative Committee en banc is set to vote on the proposal on May 2

Malacañang on Fox, Petition against Boracay closure, Ressa on cyber libel complaint | Evening wRap

Apr 25, 2018 - 9:58 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Con-Com's proposed charter firms up West PH Sea stance, Sabah claim

Apr 19, 2018 - 3:35 PM

The Consultative Committee's proposed Article 1 confers 'constitutional status' on the Hague ruling and introduces the concept of 'sovereign rights' to the constitution

Con-Com votes to make CHR a constitutional commission in new charter

Apr 16, 2018 - 3:20 PM

This is meant to give the Commission on Human Rights more fiscal autonomy and strengthen its investigative powers in the constitution that will be proposed to President Rodrigo Duterte

Con-Com proposals 'highly persuasive' to Duterte partymates – Malacañang

Apr 13, 2018 - 5:14 PM

Malacañang defends the importance of the Consultative Committee after former solicitor general Florin Hilbay says it has no constitutional value and is merely a 'deodorizer' of Charter Change

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over a meeting with the members of the Consultative Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on February 13, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Con-Com eyes reelection for president, mandatory Cabinet post for VP

Apr 12, 2018 - 1:25 PM

The Consultative Committee is also 'more or less agreed' on regional voting for senators and a 4-year term for president, vice president, and lawmakers

Duterte appoints 2 more Con-Com members

Apr 11, 2018 - 6:08 PM

Retired Navy commodore Rex Robles and lawyer Jose Martin Loon join the Consultative Committee, bringing the number of members to 22

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over a meeting with the members of the Consultative Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on February 13, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

For Puno, no term extension for Duterte in new charter

Mar 26, 2018 - 12:40 PM

Consultative Committee Chairman Reynato Puno thinks the 1987 Constitution on presidential term limits will apply during the transition to federalism

Con-Com wants environmental rights in new constitution

Mar 26, 2018 - 12:05 PM

Self-executing environmental rights would be part of the bill of rights of the new federal constitution, says Consultative Committee Chairman Reynato Puno

Mistresses, live-in partners of politicians can still run in draft charter

Mar 20, 2018 - 8:17 PM

Though the Con-Com voted to regulate political dynasties, mistresses and boyfriends of politicians can still run for public office

Con-Com considering judicial preview of bills

Mar 20, 2018 - 1:34 PM

The proposal is to address how laws are vulnerable to being declared unconstitutional through a petition filed by individuals, thereby wasting time and resources spent on passing them

Con-Com leaning toward requiring college degree or equivalent for lawmakers

Mar 20, 2018 - 12:50 PM

The proposed additional qualification is 'to improve the quality of laws,' says Consultative Committee Chairman Reynato Puno

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 15, 2018

Mar 15, 2018 - 9:59 AM

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'IGNORE' UN PROBE. President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the police to 'not respond' to UN rapporteurs if they investigate human rights abuses in his 'war on drugs.' Malacañang file photo

Con-Com finalizes wording of anti-dynasty provision

Mar 14, 2018 - 9:20 PM

The vote of the Consultative Committee is a step toward regulating political dynasties but will Congress, full of scions of such dynasties, adopt the body's recommendation?

Con-Com allows 2 family members to run in same elections

Mar 13, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The federal constitution to be proposed will allow two family members to run if one is seeking a national post and the other is seeking a local or regional post

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over a meeting with the members of the Consultative Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on February 13, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Con-Com members point out challenges for BBL with federal shift

Mar 13, 2018 - 6:59 PM

MILF officials maintain that the Bangsamoro Basic Law should be passed before the ratification of a new federal constitution

Con-Com votes to regulate political dynasties in new charter

Mar 12, 2018 - 12:33 PM

(UPDATED) The Con-Com votes for a self-executing provision in the new constitution that will cover relatives up to the 2nd degree of consanguinity and affinity

CON-COM. The Consultative Committee discusses regulating political dynasties in the Philippines. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Con-Com considers electing president-VP as a team

Mar 07, 2018 - 7:35 PM

The Consultative Committee members who want this provision say it would lead to less conflict and more collaborative governance

Photo by Leni Robredo Media Bureau

Con-Com leaning toward regulating political dynasties in proposed charter

Mar 07, 2018 - 6:40 PM

The group reaches a tentative agreement to include a provision regulating political dynasties in the constitution it will propose to President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over a meeting with the members of the Consultative Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on February 13, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Con-Com's 12 committees, subcommittees and their members

Mar 07, 2018 - 12:32 PM

The committees and subcommittees of the Consultative Committee are assigned to tackle specific parts of the Constitution, from the bill of rights to powers of the president

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with the members and officials of the Consultative Committee following their meeting at the Malacañan Palace on February 13, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Con-Com to visit provinces for consultations from April to June

Mar 05, 2018 - 8:35 PM

The feedback will be treated as additional input to the new constitution which will be proposed to President Rodrigo Duterte and Congress in July

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte greets Consultative Committee Member Aquilino Pimentel Jr. on the sidelines of the oath-taking ceremony of newly-appointed officials at the Malacañan Palace on February 13, 2018. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Con-Com leaning toward retaining bicameral Congress

Mar 05, 2018 - 8:01 PM

The committee en banc is set to vote on its recommendations on the structure and powers of the legislative and executive branches on Monday, March 12

CHED to tap SUCs for forums on federalism, charter change

Feb 16, 2018 - 3:16 PM

CHED OIC Prospero de Vera III says the initiative would allow the government to tap experts from every region to talk about the possible effects of amending the Constitution

AID FROM SUCs.The University of the Philippines is also set to hold its on initiative to help the Con-Com studying amendments to the Constitution. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Duterte says he won't interfere with Con-Com work

Feb 13, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The Philippine President, a federalism advocate, says he is 'not ready to inject anything' into the Consultative Committee's proposal on Charter Change

Former CJ Puno wants more women, economists in Con-Com

Feb 08, 2018 - 5:46 PM

The Consultative Committee chairman also wants more experts on foreign relations and international law, and even members of the military in the body

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.

Congress eyes charter change working group, won’t wait for Con-Com

Jul 26, 2017 - 2:35 PM

House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says the technical working group will recommend amendments to the Constitution to pave the way for federalism

FOR FEDERALISM. House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas explains the planned TWG on charter change by the 17th Congress. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Decentralization, not federalism, key to PH progress – constitutionalists

Apr 18, 2017 - 7:09 PM

If the development of the regions can be achieved by decentralization why still make them independent states and divide the country as a result? asks former Supreme Court Justice Vicente Mendoza

IS FEDERALISM THE WAY TO GO? Former SC Justice Vicente Mendoza, UP Alumni Association president Ramon Maronilla, and ex-UP president and now Kalayaan College President Jose Abueva during the forum on April 18. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Lawmakers squabble at House hearing on amending Charter

Oct 12, 2016 - 6:47 PM

Surigao Del Norte Representative Robert Ace Barbers and Surigao del Sur Representative Prospero Pichay Jr get into a heated argument at a hearing of the House committee on constitutional amendments

SQUABBLE. Lawmakers try to keep apart Representatives Prospero Pichay (right( and Ace Barbers (left). Sourced photo

Alvarez submits draft Con-Com EO to Malacañang

Aug 31, 2016 - 10:42 AM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is hoping that President Rodrigo Duterte will issue the EO in September so the Constitutional Commission may begin working by October

HOUSE SPEAKER. The challenge ahead for new House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is tremendous, but he is undaunted. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Con-Com EO for federalism being drafted – Alvarez

Aug 09, 2016 - 6:49 PM

Senate President Pimentel supports the formation of a Constitutional Commission saying it would help Congress save time as it focuses on other legislation

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez

Lawmaker wants fast Con-Ass to make Con-Com new Cha-Cha mode

Aug 03, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Davao Oriental 2nd District Representative Joel Mayo Almario wants Congress to approve the creation of a Constitutional Commission as another legal mode for Charter Change

CON-COM FOR CHA-CHA. Davao Oriental 2nd District Representative Joel Mayo Almario wants charter change through a Constitutional Commission. Photo of Almario from his Facebook page

Filipinos vs Cha-Cha teach Congress they can disagree with Duterte – lawmakers

Aug 02, 2016 - 2:45 PM

The legitimate and real House minority bloc says they prefer to amend the Constitution through a Constitutional Convention purely elected by the people

'LEGITIMATE AND REAL MINORITY.' Six of the 8 members of the so-called "legitimate and real" House minority bloc call a press conference on August 2. From left to right: Caloocan 2nd District Representative Edgar Erice, 1-SAGIP Representative Rodante Marcoleta, Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman, Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin, Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano, and Capiz 1st District Representative Emmanuel Billones. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Con-Con won’t guarantee election of 'right people' – Alvarez

Aug 02, 2016 - 11:38 AM

In defending the Constituent Assembly Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says all elections – even the polls for Constitutional Convention delegates – may be influenced by big businessmen and other vested interests

PUSHING FOR CHACHA. Like his party mate President Rodrigo Duterte, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez supports a Constituent Assembly to pave the way for federalism. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler