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Senate bets oppose removal of term limits, cha-cha for Duterte reelection

Feb 17, 2019 - 11:05 PM

Senatorial candidates, however, are divided on the issue of federalism

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte flashes his signature pose with Senate President Vicente Sotto III, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, and some members of the House and Senate before delivering his third State of the Nation Address (SONA) at the Joint Session of the 17th Congress at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives Complex in Constitution Hills, Quezon City on July 23, 2018. Also in the photo are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Sec. Bong Go of the Office of the Special Assistant to the President. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

[OPINION] The ghost of federalism past

Oct 14, 2018 - 11:06 AM

Poor GMA, she can't bring enough gifts to be Santa. She will always be Scrooge.

All Cabinet members support federalism, insists Malacañang

Aug 09, 2018 - 1:52 PM

It is 'incumbent' upon all Cabinet members to make the shift to federalism happen, says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque, after two economic managers questioned the Consultative Committee's draft charter

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shares a light moment with the members of his cabinet before presiding over the 21st Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on January 8, 2018. Also in the photo are Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea and Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte to Con-Com: Make me president only until 2019

Jul 06, 2018 - 9:29 PM

'In other words, elect a president before you make the transition from unitary to federal. I would be willing to accept the proposal,' Duterte says in his speech at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City on Friday, July 6.

DUTERTE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 25th Annual National Convention of the Vice Mayors’ League of the Philippines (VMLP) held at The Bellevue Hotel Resort in Panglao Island, Bohol on June 28, 2018.  Malacañang photo.

[OPINION] Suspending elections involves shameless power grab

Mar 27, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The statement of President Duterte that he will step down in 2022 even if a federal constitution is passed is as good as his campaign promise to ride a jet ski to the Spratlys

[OPINION] Notes of caution on Duterte’s preferred constitutional overhaul

Mar 26, 2018 - 11:00 AM

No democratic country with an existing unitary-presidential setup has been crazy enough to make these constitutional overhauls at the same time

Tensions flare as lawmakers rush to approve barangay poll postponement

Mar 12, 2018 - 8:44 PM

'Ang kapal ng mukha 'nyo para sabihin na hindi self-serving ang proposal,' a lawmaker tells a panelist supporting the bid to postpone the barangay polls again

TENSION IN THE HOUSE. Opposition lawmaker Antonio Tinio slams Liga ng Barangay president Edmund Abesamis as 'thick faced' in a House hearing on March 12, 2018, about proposals to postpone the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections for the 3rd time. Screenshot from Rappler video

[OPINYON] Ordinaryong mamamayan, di politiko, dapat bumuo ng Konstitusyon

Feb 23, 2018 - 7:11 PM

Ang pagbabago ng Saligang Batas ay isang prosesong rebolusyonaryo na dapat mawala sa kamay ng elite at mga propesyonal na politiko, at dapat mapunta sa kamay ng mamamayan

FPI continues to host annual fundraising golf tournament

Jan 30, 2018 - 9:54 PM

The tournament will be benefitting advocacies of anti-smuggling, power and energy and environmental sustainability

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

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Feb 24, 2017 - 8:58 PM

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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 to expand BBL; Poe evades question

Feb 21, 2016 - 8:47 PM

While harping on inclusion Senator Grace Poe digressed says Oxfam s Marie Nunez

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

Olympic watch: PH looks to athletics for medal hope

Jan 04, 2016 - 8:30 PM

With the Rio Olympics still 7 months away the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association is putting its pieces in place for a strong showing

OLYMPIC HOPE. Filipino-American Eric Cray is one of two Filipino athletes who have so far qualified for the 2016 Olympics. File photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

BSP confident remittances to grow 5% despite August setback

Oct 17, 2015 - 3:01 PM

I believe remittances will continue to be stable at around 5 for 2015 BSP deputy governor Diwa Guinigundo says

INCREASED OFW REMITTANCES. Filipinos overseas are expected to send more money for their families here in the Philippines this quarter in preparation for the Christmas holidays. Shutterstock photo

Stranded Filipino seafarers in New South Wales now safe

Apr 01, 2015 - 12:29 PM

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration is told to notify Araw Manning Agency which deployed the seafarers

The kids are alright: Meet the U22 'Olympic' Azkals

Mar 21, 2015 - 2:50 AM

The Philippine U22 team embarks for Bangkok with eyes on qualifying for the 2016 AFC U23 championship and the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics

Former UE Red Warrior Fitch Arboleda (#40) and current Stallion player Arnel Amita (#50) are among the young players who will boost the Philippine team. Photo by Bob Guerrero

Facing revolt, Azkals coach Dooley takes aim at Schrock, Etheridge, Cagara

Aug 08, 2014 - 1:51 PM

Azkals coach Thomas Dooley didn t hold back in his criticism of Azkal players Neil Etheridge Stephan Schrock and Dennis Cagara

Coach Thomas Dooley had harsh words for Azkals Stephan Schrock, Neil Etheridge and Dennis Cagara at Thursday's press conference. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

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

PH vehicle production down 4.2% in H1

Aug 05, 2013 - 8:37 PM

But production of motorcycles and scooters jumps by double digits

STRONG DEMAND. Vehicle assemblers say they book higher sales in Jan-May amid the country's strong economic growth. AFP Photo

Biz groups slam CA in smuggling case

May 24, 2013 - 12:30 PM

Two influential business groups slam the Court of Appeals for intervening in the smuggling case the government has filed against Phoenix Petroleum

DON'T MEDDLE. Two influential business groups say the Court of Appeals should not intervene in the government's smuggling case against oil retailer Phoenix Petroleum. File photo taken from Phoenix Petroleum website

Abono's smuggling claim 'inaccurate' - biz group

Apr 18, 2013 - 5:47 PM

The Federation of Philippine Industries debunks allegations made by partylist group Abono that billions of pesos are lost to smuggling each year

DEBUNKED. A business group said that Abono's claim that billions in duties are lost due to smuggling is "inaccurate, if not misleading." Photo from BOC's website

Filipino exporters of piña, Abaca fibers eye India

Sep 09, 2012 - 4:40 PM

Philippine fibers such as piña and abaca could penetrate the Indian market