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  • ‘Congress OK needed to extend Bangsamoro transition’

    MANILA, Philippines — Despite the recent violence in Maguindanao, President Duterte remains supportive of a bid to extend the transition period for the Bangsamoro government, Malacañang said yesterday.His spokesman Harry Roque, however, noted that the extension of the transition period requires Read More
  • Roque says some Duterte language on West Philippine Sea ‘not accurate’

    MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte may have used “inaccurate” language in discussing the country’s maritime row with China, but his views on the issue have been consistent, his spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said yesterday.Roque said when the President pointed out that Read More
  • Velasco eyes approval of Cha-cha reso in May

    Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 2) — Speaker Lord Alan Jay Velasco wants the House of Representatives to approve the resolution proposing charter change in May this year.In an interview Monday after the flag raising ceremony at the House, Velasco said Read More
  • House panel Oks Cha-cha resolution

    The joint resolution that seeks to amend certain “restrictive” provisions in the 1987 Constitution was adopted by the House Committee on Constitutional Amendments on Tuesday.Resolution of Both Houses 2 (RBH 2), introduced by Speaker Lord Allan Velasco, got the vote Read More
  • Charter change talks being revived in Congress

    Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 6) — Lawmakers have disclosed efforts to tackle constitutional amendments in both houses of Congress with a hearing scheduled by a panel in the House of Representatives, and a resolution filed in Senate.In a Facebook post Read More
  • EXPLAINER: The process of Cha-cha and why we should monitor it

    MANILA, Philippines — The controversial issue of Charter change (Cha-cha)—or amending and/or revising the Constitution—is once again on the table with the House of Representatives set to resume debates as early as next week.Some lawmakers have argued that the country’s 33-year Read More
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  • ‘Congress OK needed to extend Bangsamoro transition’

    MANILA, Philippines — Despite the recent violence in Maguindanao, President Duterte remains supportive of a bid to extend the transition period for the Bangsamoro government, Malacañang said yesterday.His spokesman Harry Roque, however, noted that the extension of the transition period requires Read More
  • Roque says some Duterte language on West Philippine Sea ‘not accurate’

    MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte may have used “inaccurate” language in discussing the country’s maritime row with China, but his views on the issue have been consistent, his spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said yesterday.Roque said when the President pointed out that Read More
  • Velasco eyes approval of Cha-cha reso in May

    Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 2) — Speaker Lord Alan Jay Velasco wants the House of Representatives to approve the resolution proposing charter change in May this year.In an interview Monday after the flag raising ceremony at the House, Velasco said Read More
  • House panel Oks Cha-cha resolution

    The joint resolution that seeks to amend certain “restrictive” provisions in the 1987 Constitution was adopted by the House Committee on Constitutional Amendments on Tuesday.Resolution of Both Houses 2 (RBH 2), introduced by Speaker Lord Allan Velasco, got the vote Read More
  • Charter change talks being revived in Congress

    Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 6) — Lawmakers have disclosed efforts to tackle constitutional amendments in both houses of Congress with a hearing scheduled by a panel in the House of Representatives, and a resolution filed in Senate.In a Facebook post Read More
  • EXPLAINER: The process of Cha-cha and why we should monitor it

    MANILA, Philippines — The controversial issue of Charter change (Cha-cha)—or amending and/or revising the Constitution—is once again on the table with the House of Representatives set to resume debates as early as next week.Some lawmakers have argued that the country’s 33-year Read More
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