Padilla warns of splitting with PDP-Laban if party rejects Cha-cha bid backing

Beatrice Pinlac - @inquirerdotnet 03/20/2023

MANILA, Philippines — In a daring move, Senator Robin Padilla may break free and go solo, resigning from the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP – Laban) if the party refuses to stand behind his crusade for…

PDP-Laban members’ support for Cha-cha should be ‘automatic’ — Padilla

Daniza Fernandez - Reporter / @DFernandezINQ 03/17/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The support of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) members for Charter change (Cha-cha) should be nothing short of “automatic,” Senator Robin Padilla said on Friday. In a virtual press briefing, Padilla,…

Lapu-Lapu Rep. Chan backs ‘Chacha via Concon’

Futch Anthony Inso 03/16/2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Rep. Cindi King-Chan of the lone district of Lapu-Lapu City supports the move for a charter change through a constitutional convention or “Concon.” Chan explains why she supports this move in the House…

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…

Battle of the brains

Manuel L. Quezon III - @inquirerdotnet 03/01/2023

Sen. Robinhood Padilla wants the Constitution amended, but not in the manner proposed by the House of Representatives. The House, recognizing what polls have been suggesting for decades now, wants to pursue amendments by means of an…

Amid Cha-cha moves, Robin Padilla wants party-list system abolished: ‘Yan dapat una nating gibain’

Zacarian Sarao - Reporter / @zacariansINQ 02/26/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Robinhood Padilla on Sunday said abolishing the party-list system should be a top priority should Congress decide to form a constitutional convention (con-con) as a way to amend the 1987 Constitution. The neophyte…

Jinggoy Estrada wants Constitution taught in junior, senior high school

Zacarian Sarao - Reporter / @zacariansINQ 01/08/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Jinggoy Estrada has filed a bill seeking the inclusion of constitutional education in the curriculum of junior and senior high school to “instill a nationalist mindset” in Filipino students. In a statement on…

In rant vs COA, Duterte overlooks key element in war on graft—transparency

Kurt Dela Peña - Content Researcher Writer / @inquirerdotnet 08/18/2021

MANILA, Philippines—If corruption is a disease, U2 lead and activist Bono once said, the cure should be transparency. It has not been sufficiently explained, but Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s rant against the Commission on Audit (COA), the…

Behind the durability of institutions

Randy David - @inquirerdotnet 07/25/2021

Administrations — or governments, as they are called in Europe — may come and go, but even the worst of them do not leave lasting damage on society if the institutions are strong. Institutions are the formed…

Comelec warns against appointing defeated poll candidates to gov’t offices

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has warned government officials against the appointment of defeated candidates in the May 2019 polls. Lawyer Ferdinand Gujilde, election officer for Cebu province, said officials should observe the…

ConCom to explain Charter draft to officials

Jessa Mae Sotto 07/27/2018

THE Palace consultative committee (ConCom) will meet with Cebu officials to discuss the draft of the proposed amendments to the 1987 Constitution sometime today. Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III said Secretary Adelino Sitoy, presidential adviser on Legislative…

Constitution, anyone?

Gerard Pareja 05/20/2018

Kon nakakita kamo sa royal wedding nila ni Prince Harry ug Meghan Markle nakamatikud kamo sa pagpangga sa mga Briton sa ilang mga tradisyon. Grabe kahugot ang pagkupot nila niani. Ug mao kini ang dakong hinungdan nga…

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