Amending Constitution not a priority – Sen. Imee Marcos

Joey Gabieta 04/09/2023

TACLOBAN CITY — While she considers the 1987 Constitution as “anti-Marcos,” Senator Imee Marcos opposed plans to amend it. Speaking to reporters here earlier this month, Marcos said moves to tinker with the Constitution will not get any majority…

Padilla-led panel pushes 100% foreign ownership of land   

Marlon Ramos - Reporter / @MRamosINQ 04/01/2023

Despite the objection of many of his colleagues against Charter change (Cha-cha), Sen. Robinhood Padilla on Friday released for the first time a list of his committee’s recommended amendments to the 1987 Constitution, including full foreign ownership…

House opposition finds ally: Paolo Duterte votes vs charter change

Gabriel Pabico Lalu 03/15/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The opposition in the House of Representatives has found an unlikely ally in Davao City 1st District Rep. Paolo Duterte when he voted against a bill seeking to amend the Constitution. Duterte, the eldest…

Not a peso should be spent for Con-con; give P28B to poor families instead — Makabayan

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 03/02/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Members of the Makabayan coalition again assailed proposals to amend the 1987 Constitution through a constitutional convention (Con-con), saying that not a single peso should be spent on delegates as many poor families can…

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…

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