House plenary debates on Cha-cha to begin on Feb. 22

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 02/14/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The push for economic amendments in the Constitution remains in the House of Representatives, with plenary debates on the issue beginning on February 22. This was disclosed by the House committee on constitutional amendments…

Why—or why not—Cha-cha?

Mario C. Cerilles Jr. - @inquirerdotnet 01/23/2021

Cha-cha, or Charter change, has always been a controversial subject. A survey conducted in mid-2018 revealed that majority of Filipinos were against amending the Constitution, and this unpopularity may have historical underpinnings. Many Filipinos still recall how…

The last cha-cha

Antonio T. Carpio - @inquirerdotnet 01/14/2021

The House of Representatives is attempting the last cha-cha before the end of President Duterte’s term. The purpose of this last cha-cha attempt is as clear as mud. Senate President Tito Sotto revealed that President Duterte wants…

House eyeing to finish Cha-cha debates before end of 2021

Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ 01/10/2021

  MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives is hoping to finish the debates on charter change (Cha-cha) before the end of 2021. Speaker Lord Allan Velasco on Sunday assured that debates on the proposed amendments to the 1987…

Date is set: House resuming Cha-cha debates on Jan. 13

Neil Arwin Mercado 01/08/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The House of Representatives will resume its debates on charter change (Cha-cha) on January 13, but lawmakers assured that discussions will only be on proposed amendments in the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution.…

Palace shrugs off as rumor Duterte term extension talks amid renewed Cha-cha push

Darryl John Esguerra 01/07/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang has branded as “tsismis” or rumor claims that the latest push for Charter change (Cha-cha) is meant to extend the term of officials, including President Rodrigo Duterte. “Wala pong katuturan iyang mga tsismis…

SEA Games: Cebuano dancesport pair Aunzo, Cañeda, bags 3 gold medals

Mars G. Alison 12/01/2019

CLARK CITY, Philippines — The Cebuano dancesport pair of Wilbert Aunzo and Pearl Marie Cañeda handed the Philippines three more gold medals after topping their respective event Sunday, December 1, 2019 at the Royce Hotel in Clark…

‘Cha-cha to make Duterte stay in power’

Inquirer.net 07/13/2018

President Rodrigo Duterte may be pushing Charter change (Cha-cha) to stay in power even beyond 2022, one of the framers of the 1987 Constitution said Friday. Lawyer Christian Monsod, a member of the 1987 Constitutional Commission, said…

Voices in Cha-cha debate

Editorial 03/13/2018

Though the sentiment for Charter change was mixed in a recent public hearing in Cebu City as chaired by the Senate committee on constitutional amendments, the antis weren’t drowned by the pros when it came to voicing…

Cebuanos divided over Cha-cha, federalism

Ador Vincent Mayol 03/01/2018

Cebuanos were divided on the issue of revising the 1987 Constitution but it made for a substantial discussion at the second Senate public hearing held in Cebu City on Thursday. Of the 15 resource speakers who were…

Cebuanos divided on Cha-Cha issue

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 03/01/2018

Cebuanos were divided on the issue of revising the 1987 Constitution but made for a substantial discussion at the second Senate public hearing held in Cebu City on Thursday. Of the 15 resource speakers who were invited…

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