Rappler's latest stories on federalism in the Philippines
The International Federation of Journalists report celebrates the resilience of Filipino journalists, saying they 'remain just as jealously protective of their rights and freedoms'
Anakpawis Representative Ariel Casilao says the proposed constitution 'represents everything that is wrong with our government'
But the draft federal charter's chances of getting signed into law remain bleak, with senators earlier saying it would be 'dead on arrival' at the Senate
Jose Panganiban town Mayor Ricarte Padilla says the speakers failed to meet the basic expectation of the participants, some of whom traveled for over 5 hours to attend the event
If he becomes senator, Roque would back only 3 changes to the 1987 Constitution, rather than a sweeping revision as proposed by Duterte's Consultative Committee and House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
No term limits for lawmakers, no anti-dynasty provision, the return of the two-party system – here are the major changes the House included in its draft federal charter
Lawmakers give their nod to Resolution of Both Houses 15 after dedicating only 3 days of plenary sessions for debates
Alliance of Concerned Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio fails to block the motion to terminate the debates at the plenary after only 3 session days
The House's draft federal constitution adds a college degree among the requirements for those running for president, vice president, senator, and representative
Dynastic politicians will not hesitate to hijack the federalism agenda to perpetuate themselves in their positions of power
As agreed upon by the plenary in October, the House committee on constitutional amendments holds an executive session to approve the amendment in favor of Vice President Leni Robredo
When the senatorial campaigns kick off, check the candidates' claims against this list of issues that have so far made headlines in 2018
(UPDATED) Here are the key provisions under each article of the draft federal charter authored by Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and 21 other lawmakers
The House agrees to return the draft constitution to the constitutional amendments panel, which will make the necessary changes in favor of Vice President Leni Robredo
Vice President Leni Robredo also slams House committee on constitutional amendments chair Vicente Veloso for his defense of the proposed provision removing her in the line of succession
Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has given the House committee on constitutional amendments marching orders to finish work on the proposed new charter 'on time'
It leaves it with local government units to group themselves and petition Congress to turn them into autonomous states or regions
'We don't have time to even talk about it,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III, who stands to benefit from the House proposal
'Since when did a pending election protest become the basis of succession to the highest position of the land?' asks Romulo Macalintal, election lawyer of Vice President Leni Robredo
The chairman of the House panel on constitutional amendments says future developments in the vice presidential electoral protest may encourage 'military adventurists' to attempt a power grab
Junior wushu fighter Rastafari Daraliay died after a freak accident in the athletes’ dorm at the Rizal Memorial Complex
The Commission on Elections will need P6-8 billion if the federalism plebiscite pushes through, says poll chief Sheriff Abas
The National Economic Development Authority proposes that the shift to federalism should be carried out in 5 phases spanning 15 years
The figure is much smaller than those given by the National Economic and Development Authority and think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies
'Mukhang waste of funds ang nakikita natin dito,' says ACT Teachers Representative Antonio Tinio
The presidency of Rodrigo Duterte 'is the best chance we’ve got to shift to a federal system of government,' says Consultative Committee spokesman Ding Generoso
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III says foreigners 'will not invest' if the rules under federalism are not clear
Unless we first fix existing regional economic disparities, Bayanihan Federalism will only leave more poor regions behind
Senators are only questioning the P90-million budget for the information drive on federalism
The groups 'echo the concerns of fiscal and economic experts about the ambiguous provisions on the division of revenue and expenditure responsibilities' under federalism
Under current laws, the Commission on Elections is both an administrator and a quasi-court. Its split personality presents a lot of complications.
This political nonsense about 'federalism' should be stopped as an exercise in political witchcraft
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Public 'officials must at all times exercise professionalism in the performance of their functions,' Senator Grace Poe says in her resolution
The President's daughter thinks the controversial PCOO official must 'fix' her manner of promoting federalism
Father Ranhilio Aquino says the recent remarks of the two secretaries may indicate President Rodrigo Duterte himself has grown 'cool to federalism'
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
Ano’ng opinyon ng ‘ekspeperto’ sa Palasyo tungkol sa Train Law, national ID, at ‘pepederalismo’?
Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson is still 'welcome' to help promote federalism, says Communications Secretary Martin Andanar
'He’s a believer in freedom of expression...To him, it was not really a big thing,' says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque about President Duterte's reaction to the latest Mocha Uson controversy
The Commission on Elections also needs 4 to 5 months to prepare for a nationwide plebiscite, says Chairman Sheriff Abas
Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson's federalism video is 'not the first time that the PCOO made a fool of itself'
Actresses Chai Fonacier, Agot Isidro, Ethel Booba, among others, hit Mocha Uson and blogger Drew Olivar over the lewd jingle-and-dance video on federalism
From rage to unprintable words, netizens react to Mocha Uson's video on federalism
(UPDATED) Previously enthusiastic about Uson's role in the information drive, Consultative Committee spokesman Ding Generoso now says the assistant secretary should give the topic of federalism 'a rest'
(UPDATED) Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar confronts Ding Generoso, but hasn't been able to discuss the matter with Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson, his own staff member
No less than Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea is unhappy about the controversy sparked by Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson's federalism jingle
(3rd UPDATE) Federalism is already dead even without Mocha Uson, says Senator Ping Lacson. 'With Mocha Uson, the ashes should be thrown far away.'
Consultative Committee chairman Reynato Puno clarifies to members that he never authorized tapping Mocha Uson for the information drive, says a source
Uson should be removed from the government's federalism campaign, says Senator Koko Pimentel