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[OPINION] Abolishing term limits will entrench dynasties

Mar 24, 2019 - 11:31 AM

Simply removing term limits at this point will secure the political foothold of many already fat political dynasties

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] Term limits: Should we abolish them?

Feb 17, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Tinkering with the formal rules isn’t nearly enough to see lasting political reforms. We need to revamp as well the informal norms that pervade our political culture.

Arroyo's draft constitution removes lawmakers' term limits

Oct 08, 2018 - 5:21 PM

Resolution of Both Houses No. 15, authored by Speaker Gloria Macagapal Arroyo and 21 others, also does not regulate political dynasties

TERM LIMITS. If the House's draft federal constitution will be approved, term limits for legislators will be lifted. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

China's parliament puts Xi on course to rule for life

Mar 11, 2018 - 4:30 PM

(UPDATED) The parliament abolishes presidential term limits, giving Chinese President Xi Jinping a lifetime to push his goal of turning China into a global economic powerhouse with a 'world-class' military

Chinese President Xi Jinping votes during the third plenary session of the first session of the 13th National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 11, 2018. China's rubber-stamp parliament is set on March 11, to hand President Xi Jinping free rein to rule the rising Asian superpower indefinitely, with potential abstentions offering the only suspense in the historic vote. / AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAO

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Feb 27, 2018 - 7:44 PM

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Duterte says he's not keen on extending his term

Oct 17, 2017 - 9:27 PM

The President claims he won't use the declaration of a revolutionary government to stay in power

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte witnesses the program proper during the 58th Philippine Army Change of Command Ceremony at Fort Andres Bonifacio in Taguig City on October 5, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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Jun 23, 2017 - 9:30 AM

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Duterte: Give president sole power to declare martial law

Dec 23, 2016 - 12:05 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte also wants to amend in the Constitution another reckless reaction to the Marcos regime – the term limits on local officials

CONSTI CHANGE? President Rodrigo Duterte points out difficulties in the current Constitution. Photo by Robinson Ninal/Presidential Photo

Poe to push for changes in Constitution's economic provisions

Mar 16, 2016 - 9:45 PM

If elected Grace Poe says Constitutional amendment will be part of her agenda during her first month in office

1987 CONSTITUTION. Presidential candidate Grace Poe is open to amending the economic provisions of the Constitution. Screenshot from Rappler

Protests as Ecuador lifts presidential term limits

Dec 04, 2015 - 12:24 PM

Ecuador now joins fellow leftist led Latin American nations Venezuela and Nicaragua in allowing multiple re elections

PROTESTS. Demonstrators clash with riot police officers during a protest against Parliement measures and opposing Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, near the National Assembly headquarters in Quito, Ecuador, December 3, 2015. Photo by Jose Jacome/EPA

Belmonte to Aquino: Just focus on last 2 years

Aug 29, 2014 - 2:17 PM

Just concentrate on doing the most we can during these last two years You have built so much in the first 4 years Belmonte tells the President

NO TO POLITICAL CHA-CHA. Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr thumbs down anew proposals to allow President Benigno Aquino III to seek a 2nd term. Photo by Rappler

Aquino told to give way to 'other good people'

Aug 26, 2014 - 10:01 PM

Constitutionalist Joaquin Bernas one of those who drafted the 1987 Constitution says if the President pursues a second term that may be his undoing

NO TO TERM EXTENSION. Constitutionalist Fr Joaquin Bernas says it President Benigno Aquino III should not touch the provisions on extending term limits. Photo by Anthony Coloma, SJ

Palace official: No chacha problem with ‘friendly’ Congress

Aug 16, 2014 - 5:27 PM

PLLO chief Manuel Mamba says President Aquino has a very good relationship with the Senate and the House which both support constitutional amendments though limited to economic provisions

Roxas: There's public 'support' for second Aquino term

Aug 15, 2014 - 4:59 PM

Like the Palace President Aquino s interior secretary and party mate doesn t give specifics only saying the idea of is not an unpopular one

Palace: Aquino not aspiring for a second term

Aug 07, 2014 - 6:09 PM

Palace Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr distances Malacañang from the personal pronouncement of Interior Secretary Manuel Mar Roxas II

6 more years as president? ‘Aquino to listen to his bosses’

Aug 06, 2014 - 5:52 PM

The President s spokesman says while the Chief Executive has stated his position against charter change he is sensitive to the voice of his bosses the people

Revilla: Palace, allies out to lift term limits

Mar 13, 2014 - 3:27 PM

The senator says amending the political provisions of the Constitution will benefit only the current administration who so far has a weak candidate for 2016

How politicians skirt anti-dynasty laws

Jul 23, 2013 - 2:48 PM

Perhaps the most straightforward way of diminishing the power held by ineffective and abusive political dynasties is by weeding them out

‘Term-limit extension will kill Cha-cha initiative’

Jul 13, 2013 - 8:52 PM

Moves to lift term limits will kill a Cha cha initiative meant to attract foreign investment says House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales II