Rodrigo Duterte federalism - updates

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Still about drugs: Duterte’s other reason for giving up on federalism

Oct 29, 2019 - 9:54 AM

The President fears local governments would be vulnerable to the spread of drugs under a federal form of government

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 42nd Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on October 11, 2019. Malacañang Photo

No mention of federalism in Duterte’s meeting with governors, mayors

Jul 24, 2019 - 11:34 AM

Instead, President Duterte reminds local chief executives of the anti-drug campaign and warns them about supporting communist rebels

CHIEF EXECUTIVE MEETS LOCAL CHIEFS. President Rodrigo Duterte addresses local chief executives at the Manila Hotel on July 23, 2019. ALBERT ALCAIN/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Gov't to still pursue Cha-Cha, federalism despite non-mention in SONA

Jul 23, 2019 - 2:33 PM

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año says the charter change task force he heads will continue its work, believing the President still thinks federalism is a 'priority'

FOR NEUTRALITY. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año distances himself from the Liga ng mga Barangay, which allegedly used government funds for shirts promoting administration Senatorial bet Bong Go. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Philippines holds midterm polls seen as final step in Duterte consolidation

May 13, 2019 - 5:54 AM

'This could be a watershed moment in Philippine politics and governance, the final step of consolidation by the Duterte family of its dominance over the political elite,' says political analyst Antonio La Viña

President Rodrigo attends the Miting de Avance of the PDP Laban at the Philippine Sports Arena in Pasig City on Saturday, May 11, as he again endorses the senatorial slate which composes of Raffy Alunan, JV Ejercito, Imee marcos, Dong Mangudadatu, Bato Dela Rosa, Duterte, Bong Go, Koko Pimentel, Francis Tolentino, Sonny Angara, Cynthia Villar, and artists Freddie Aguilar. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

[ANALYSIS] Why Duterte’s federalism endangers government’s finances

Aug 15, 2018 - 10:04 AM

Unless we first fix existing regional economic disparities, Bayanihan Federalism will only leave more poor regions behind

[OPINION] Duterte resignation under the new federalism charter a bluff

Jul 22, 2018 - 9:00 AM

President Duterte knows very well that the real writing of the constitution will happen in Congress, where his lieutenants will in no way allow him to bid them goodbye midway in his term

Puno: Duterte's wish for new transition leader complicates federalism shift

Jul 10, 2018 - 3:49 PM

The Consultative Committee will comply with President Rodrigo Duterte's request for a new provision explicitly barring him from seeking reelection under the new federal constitution

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte receives the copy of the proposed Federal Constitution of the Philippines from former Chief Justice and Consultative Committee (ConCom) to review the 1987 Constitution Chairperson Reynato Puno during a handover ceremony at the Rizal Hall of Malacañan Palace on July 9, 2018. Also in the photo are Atty. Lawrence Wacnang, Atty. Ali Balindong, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Former Senate President Aquilino Pimentel, Jr., Atty. Susan Ordinario, and Atty. Gideon Mortel. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

LOOK BACK: Past Charter Change attempts and why they failed

Jan 17, 2018 - 1:14 PM

Charter Change has been brought up by almost every administration since Martial Law

ATTEMPTS. Several administrations have tried to change the 1987 Constitution, which was created over 30 years ago. Photo by Rappler

[OPINION | Newspoint] Constitutional tyranny

Jan 13, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Democracy is hijacked and perverted to allow tyranny by the majority. Duterte and Congress are in it together for one conspiratorial cause.

Malacañang says Duterte doesn't want term extension

Jan 03, 2018 - 3:23 PM

'He wants to cut short his term rather than lengthen it,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque about the Chief Executive

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte congratulates Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III following the Ceremonial Signing of the 2018 General Appropriations Act (GAA) and Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) at the Malacañan Palace on December 19, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

A guided tour of the Federal Republic of the Philippines in the year 2030

Dec 31, 2017 - 10:22 AM

In this fiction piece, we get a glimpse of what the Philippines just might look like around the corner

Duterte: Most Filipinos not ready for federal form of gov't

Dec 13, 2017 - 4:30 PM

'It does not seem to ring a bell in the Visayas and Mindanao,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, with an uncharacteristic air of resignation

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the conferment ceremony of the 2016 Presidential Presidential Award for Child-Friendly Municipalities and Cities (PACFMC) at the Malacañan Palace on December 12, 2017, urges the adults to allow the youth to play a role in shaping a future that the next generation of children deserve to inherit. Malacañan Photo

[OPINION] How much longer? A year-and-a-half of Duterte

Dec 12, 2017 - 11:59 AM

Four-and-a-half more years of Duterte is an interminable, insufferable length of time. His regime is wreaking havoc on many political institutions, especially the weakest of our 3 branches of government, the judicial system.

Supporters 'grant' Duterte sole powers to write new Constitution

Nov 30, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Led by actress Vivian Velez, a crowd reads a declaration enumerating 7 reforms that supposedly can only be achieved if President Duterte exercises revolutionary powers

'REVGOV NA'. Pro-Duterte demonstrators gather in Mendiola, Manila on November 30, 2017 calling for the establishment of a revolutionary government. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Towards the abyss

Jun 13, 2017 - 3:00 PM

Duterte may yet preside over the collapse of the democratic republic and along with it the dismemberment of the Philippine nation state

IN DEFENSE OF MARTIAL LAW. President Rodrigo Duterte says he declared martial law in Mindanao to quell the ISIS threat Presidential Photo

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Duterte to quit in 3 years if federalism begins

Oct 29, 2016 - 6:56 PM

Basta ako sana mismo ang magsabi alis na ako Hindi ako maghintay ng 6 years President Rodrigo Duterte says as he pushes for federalism

PHILIPPINE LEADER. President Rodrigo Duterte watches a demonstration by the Japanese coast guard in Tokyo, Japan, on October 27, 2016. Photo by Karl Norman Alonzo/Presidential Photo

'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

Brillantes: Federalism 'next logical step' in empowering local gov'ts

Aug 06, 2016 - 1:00 PM

Former UP National College of Public Administration and Governance dean Alex Brillantes Jr says federalism can be one fundamental reform that can transform and empower frontline government units

Duterte operates in zone of 'cursed and sacred'

Apr 02, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Academics try to unravel the popular mayor in a forum in UP Diliman

COC. Mayor Rodrigo Duterte formally files his COC at the Comelec headquarters in Manila.

Duterte: Roxas perpetuates Manila-centrism

Mar 30, 2016 - 9:52 PM

Dismissing federalism is an excuse for them to hang on to power Imperial Manila says Mindanaoan presidential bet Rodrigo Duterte

FOR FEDERAL. The tandem of Rodrigo Duterte and Alan Peter Cayetano campaign in Catanauan, Quezon on March 30, 2016. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Duterte promises airport for extreme Northern Luzon

Mar 29, 2016 - 5:05 PM

In Abra in the Cordillera Administrative Region Duterte continues to make his pitch for federalism

CAMPAIGN TRAIL. Rodrigo Duterte says the key to economic growth in the Philippines is the decongestion of Metro Manila and giving equal opportunities for other parts of the country to develop. File photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Federalism not answer to Mindanao’s woes – Roxas

Mar 28, 2016 - 5:23 PM

The Liberal Party presidential bet thinks federalism is a way of saying localities want more resources but current programs already address the island s needs

DUTERTE'S OPPOSITE? Administration presidential bet Mar Roxas campaigns in Divisoria, where he tells reporters that Mindanao can be served by allocating more funds to the island under the current unitary system of government. Photo by Bea Cupin/ Rappler

Duterte's pitch for federalism: Centralized system holds back PH

Mar 02, 2016 - 7:49 PM

The rest of the country suffers due to corruption in the national government says Duterte The solution is to give power to local governments through federalism

COURTING ILOCOS. Presidential bet Rodrigo Duterte addresses a crowd of over a thousand in Lyceum Northwestern University in Dagupan City on March 2, 2016. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Will federalism address PH woes? Pros and cons of making the shift

Jan 31, 2016 - 9:30 AM

At least 3 presidential and vice presidential candidates in 2016 are pushing for a change in the Philippine system of government

Duterte: I do not covet the presidency

Jun 03, 2015 - 9:05 PM

Duterte says that if the people and God will permit and he becomes the next president he will bring total change in the system and in the government