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On Labor Day, rival groups ask voters to elect senators who 'truly' represent workers

May 01, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Labor groups with varying political ideologies gather to express support for pro-worker senatorial candidates – a show of unity that they describe as 'historic'

LABOR DAY. Militant labor group Kilusang Mayo Uno march to Mendiola, Manila as part of their Labor Day activity on May 1, 2019. Phoyo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

'Dead on arrival': Senate leaders reject Arroyo's draft charter

Oct 09, 2018 - 1:33 PM

'We don't have time to even talk about it,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III, who stands to benefit from the House proposal

No budget for federalism plebiscite in 2019, says Comelec

Sep 20, 2018 - 9:53 PM

The Commission on Elections will need P6-8 billion if the federalism plebiscite pushes through, says poll chief Sheriff Abas

FEDERALISM PLEBISCITE. Commission on Elections Chairman Sheriff Abas says the poll body will need P6-8 billion for a possible plebiscite on federalism. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Apology not enough: Group for deaf wants Ombudsman to punish Mocha Uson

Sep 20, 2018 - 11:41 AM

'This will be an example for others,' says Carol Dagani, president of the Philippine Federation of the Deaf

COMPLAINT VS MOCHA. The Philippine Federation of the Deaf files a complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman against Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson on September 20, 2018. Rappler photo

Business groups support economic managers over federalism risks

Aug 13, 2018 - 2:20 PM

The groups 'echo the concerns of fiscal and economic experts about the ambiguous provisions on the division of revenue and expenditure responsibilities' under federalism

Economic managers DBM Sec. Benjamin Diokno (2nd-right), NEDA Sec. Ernesto Pernia (2nd-left), BSP Deputy Governor Diwa Guinigundo (right), DOF Sec. Carlos Dominguez (left) on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, during hearing on the proposed P3.8-trillion budget for 2019. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

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Aug 10, 2018 - 9:17 PM

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Grace Poe wants Senate probe into federalism info campaign

Aug 10, 2018 - 11:31 AM

Public 'officials must at all times exercise professionalism in the performance of their functions,' Senator Grace Poe says in her resolution

SENATE PROBE. Senator Grace Poe files a resolution seeking a Senate inquiry into the government's federalism information drive. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Sara Duterte says Mocha Uson should be 'more circumspect' about federalism video

Aug 10, 2018 - 7:54 AM

The President's daughter thinks the controversial PCOO official must 'fix' her manner of promoting federalism

DAVAO CITY MAYOR. Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio says the Davao City government has addressed the concerns of the Commission on Audit on the former's expenses in 2017. Photo from the City Government of Davao Facebook page

[OPINYON] Interbiyu sa ‘ekspeperto’

Aug 08, 2018 - 7:23 PM

Ano’ng opinyon ng ‘ekspeperto’ sa Palasyo tungkol sa Train Law, national ID, at ‘pepederalismo’?

Andanar silent on call for Mocha Uson to go on leave

Aug 08, 2018 - 5:09 PM

Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson is still 'welcome' to help promote federalism, says Communications Secretary Martin Andanar

Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Arroyo to House panel: Stop deliberations on draft federal charter

Aug 07, 2018 - 12:05 PM

Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says the House committee on constitutional amendments should focus on convincing the Senate to convene into a Constituent Assembly, which will then discuss the proposed constitution

CHA-CHA TALKS. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo gives her marching orders to House constitutional amendments panel chairperson Vicente Veloso on August 7, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Nancy Binay to Mocha Uson: Show senators how you will explain federalism

Aug 01, 2018 - 3:40 PM

Senator Binay says it's important to know what Uson will discuss with the public because she will be using the P90-million information campaign budget of the DILG and the Con-Com

Gov't to allot P40M-P90M for federalism info drive

Jul 26, 2018 - 1:40 PM

An inter-agency task force will lead an information campaign to promote the Consultative Committee's draft constitution down to the barangay level, says Malacañang

Roque counters Pernia: Federalism won't harm budget, economy

Jul 18, 2018 - 2:25 PM

'Our budget would remain the same,' claims Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, in response to Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia's assertion that a shift to federalism would 'wreak havoc' on the economy

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Kumakalembang na ba ang kampana para kay Duterte?

Jul 16, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Bakit bumagsak ang ratings ni Duterte nang 20 points sa Metro Manila at 18 points sa Visayas?

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Duterte’s Con-Com eyes 17 regions, plus NCR, in planning federalism shift

Apr 25, 2018 - 3:16 PM

The setup will 'provide better perspective on how to merge regions later on or how to strengthen existing regions,' says subcommittee vice chairman Edmund Tayao

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

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

DILG opens federalism campaign office

Feb 15, 2018 - 6:15 PM

The Center for Federalism and Constitutional Reform, headed by Assistant Secretary Jonathan Malaya, hopes to put a system to the government's information campaign at the village level

CAMPAIGN CHIEF. Assistant Secretary Jonathan Malaya speaks to reporters during the barangay elections briefing at the DILG headquarters, Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Malaysia slams bid to make Sabah the 13th PH state

Jan 31, 2018 - 9:56 PM

Malaysia warns that this proposal, bared by former Senate president Aquilino Pimentel Jr, can harm ties between Manila and Kuala Lumpur

TOP DIPLOMAT. Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman speaks during a trilateral meeting on security in Manila on June 22, 2017. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Federalism gets strong support in Mindanao, survey shows

Aug 30, 2017 - 7:53 AM

Based on the Pahayag survey Mindanao appears to be ready for federalism says Publicus Asia founder Malou Tiquia

Call for Nominations: Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies awards

Mar 01, 2017 - 7:49 PM

Call for nominees for the Philippine Federation of Chemistry Societies Shimadzu and Unilab Awards 2017

Federalism not the only way to empower local governments – experts

Oct 20, 2016 - 8:00 AM

As the Philippines mulls shifting to federalism global experts gather in a forum in Makati to share the challenges of federalism in their countries

Day 1 of the Global Autonomy, Governance & Federalism forum at Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati City on October 19, 2016.

Federalism? Bangsamoro law first, MILF tells Duterte

Oct 19, 2016 - 2:47 PM

The MILF awaits the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law Then the prospective Bangsamoro government shall serve as template of a Philippine federal state

FEDERALISM FORUM. MILF Central Committee member Ahmed Amer reads the speech of MILF chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim. Rappler photo

Duterte: I’ll offer to resign once PH becomes federal

Jul 28, 2016 - 2:26 PM

If Congress is able to complete the process toward federalism in 2 to 4 years Rodrigo Duterte will offer to resign to make way for the election of new leaders

PRO-FEDERALISM. President Rodrigo R. Duterte talks to newl-elected officials of the League of Provinces of the Philippines and League of Cities of the Philippines in Malacañan Palace on July 27, 2016. KING RODRIGUEZ/PPD

Duterte: If Filipinos don't want federalism, I will support BBL

Jul 08, 2016 - 7:45 PM

President Duterte also asks for patience saying federalism will not come overnight

MINDANAOAN. President Rodrigo Duterte gives a speech at a gathering of Muslim leaders in Davao City on July 8, 2016. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Filipino-Muslims in Taguig go for Duterte

May 10, 2016 - 12:31 PM

As of 12:09 pm Tuesday May 10 60 5 of votes cast go to presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte who gets 154 359 votes

HEADING TO THE POLLS. Duterte-Cayetano stickers aare displayed on the gate of Maharlika Elementary School, one of the voting precincts in Taguig. Photo by Pat Nabong/Rappler

Duterte bares plans 'if' he runs for president

Aug 12, 2015 - 4:22 PM

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte says he will prioritize federalism law and order a business friendly environment and help the economy by creating more jobs

What businessmen want to hear from Aquino's final SONA

Jul 25, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Business leaders weigh in on what they consider the biggest success and failure of the Aquino administration with less than a year to go before a new leadership steps in

SPELL OUT PLANS. Businessmen would rather hear President Benigno Aquino III’s future plans during his last SONA rather than his achievements. Illustration from Shutterstock

Businessmen’s SONA 'wishes'

Jul 27, 2014 - 5:01 PM

As President Aquino delivers his 5th SONA on July 28 businessmen say their top 3 wishes are improved competitiveness increased foreign direct investments and more jobs

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Apr 10, 2014 - 9:29 PM

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PH gets US aviation upgrade

Apr 10, 2014 - 10:45 AM

Philippine carriers can now launch and add flights to the US

Philippine Airlines (PAL) planes at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City, Philippines. File/AFP