Philippines

Duterte first ‘casualty’ of anti-dynasty provision under federalism

Duterte first ‘casualty’ of anti-dynasty provision under federalism By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo R. Duterte will be the “first casualty” of the ban on political dynasties under the proposed Federal Constitution being drafted by the Consultative Committee (ConCom) to review the 1987 Constitution. Former Chief Justice and ConCom Chairman Reynato … Continue reading

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Pinoys ready for federalism: Malacañang

Pinoys ready for federalism: Malacañang By Azer Parrocha   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Filipinos are ready for federalism because otherwise, they would not have elected President Rodrigo Duterte, Malacañang said Saturday. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque made this remark following concerns that Filipinos were not yet ready for a federal form of government. “Ito’y isang plataporma … Continue reading

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Con-com votes to adopt federal-presidential form of gov’t

Con-com votes to adopt federal-presidential form of gov’t By Azer Parrocha   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s Consultative Committee (Con-com), which is tasked to review the 1987 Constitution, voted on Tuesday to adopt a presidential-federal form of government as among the constitutional revisions. A total of nine members present voted in favor … Continue reading

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Federalism to result in peace in Mindanao — Pimentel

MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Although the adoption of a federal system of government would take time, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III said this would eventually result in peace in Mindanao. Pimentel stressed this point during the recent 136th Interparliamentary Union Assembly noting that “some rebel groups therein have been clamoring for decades for some … Continue reading