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…

ConCom to brief Cebu officials on charter change

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 07/26/2018

The Consulatative Committee (ConCom) will meet with Cebu officials on Friday (July 27) to discuss the draft of the proposed amendments to the 1987 Constitution. Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III said Secretary Adelino Sitoy, presidential adviser on…

Senate taking things slow in tackling Charter Change issue

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 04/15/2018

There is no need to rush constitutional reform in the country. Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino said this during his visit to Cebu on Saturday as he cited the Senate’s stand of not putting much haste on…

Environmental rights and Charter change

Atty. Gloria Estenzo Ramos 04/08/2018

I was in Dumaguete on April 21, 2015, a day that can easily be counted as one of the most unforgettable of moments. My heart skipped a beat upon reading the text message from Candeze Mongaya that…

Congress should not rush Charter change — Marcos

Irene R. Sino Cruz 03/13/2018

SINCE the Constitution is a very important document, Congress should not rush work on its amendments, former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos said yesterday. “I think it is optimistic (of Congress) to think that they can finish it…

Lords of the bills: Return of the pork

Jason A. Baguia 10/21/2016

I like to think that I am not a candidate for hypertension, never mind my proclivity for pork dishes. When I come home after writing my master’s thesis, I look forward to dining in Barangay Tisa, Cebu…

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