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Pilipino Star
Rody drops con-con in federalism bidthat a convention would be expensive,” he said. The Speaker said the President
Rody drops con-con in federalism bid
Pilipino Star / Posted 4 hours ago
that a convention would be expensive,” he said. The Speaker said the President agreed that Congress, convened as a constituent assembly or con-ass, would propose constitutional amendments that would shift the nation to the federal... Read more
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Inquirier.net
It’s Con-ass, not Con-conDavao Del Norte Rep. Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / GRIG C. M
It’s Con-ass, not Con-con
Inquirier.net / Posted 5 hours ago
Davao Del Norte Rep. Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE President Duterte now wants a constituent assembly (Con-ass) to amend the 1987 Constitution for a shift from the unitary-presidential form of government to... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Con-Ass replacing Con-Conwill be no constitutional convention (ConCon), as leaders of Congress have deci
Con-Ass replacing Con-Con
Manila Bulletin / Posted 6 hours ago
will be no constitutional convention (ConCon), as leaders of Congress have decided to transform the legislative body into a constituent assembly (ConAss) for the purpose of amending the 1987 Constitution. “It was agreed that Congress will simply... Read more
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The Manila Times
Duterte eyes Cha-cha through Con-Ass9:55 pm PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has changed his mind and now wants Charter c
Duterte eyes Cha-cha through Con-Ass
The Manila Times / Posted 7 hours ago
9:55 pm PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has changed his mind and now wants Charter change done quickly by Congress through a Constituent Assembly instead of a costly Constitutional Convention, his top congressional ally bared on Thursday. Speaker... Read more
7h
Minda News
Alvarez: ConAss to revise 1987 Constitution, not ConConDAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 July) — There will be no Constitutional Convention (Co
Alvarez: ConAss to revise 1987 Constitution, not ConCon
Minda News / Posted 7 hours ago
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/28 July) — There will be no Constitutional Convention (ConCon) but Congress will just convene as a Constituent Assembly (ConAss) to revise the 1987 Constitution to allow for the shift from the highly centralized Presidential... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Ekweremadu, Anyaoku, Akinyemi, Others Shower Encomiums On Ibruheaded by Chief Obafemi Awolowo, his political idol and mentor. Though he lost
Ekweremadu, Anyaoku, Akinyemi, Others Shower Encomiums On Ibru
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 hours ago
headed by Chief Obafemi Awolowo, his political idol and mentor. Though he lost, he subsequently won elections into the Constituent Assembly in 1988. In 1991, he contested and won the election to become the first civilian governor of Delta... Read more
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Sun Star
Duterte wants Constituent assembly to amend charter – AbellaPresidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said that the possibility of a shift f
Duterte wants Constituent assembly to amend charter – Abella
Sun Star / Posted 11 hours ago
Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said that the possibility of a shift from constitutional convention (con-con) to Constituent Assembly (con-ass) was discussed during the first National Security Council meeting on Wednesday. Abella said... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Makabayan opposes proposed Con-AssThe Makabayan bloc at the House of Representatives on Thursday opposed the prop
Makabayan opposes proposed Con-Ass
Inquirier.net / Posted 12 hours ago
The Makabayan bloc at the House of Representatives on Thursday opposed the proposed Constituent Assembly (Con-Ass) for amending the Constitution that will pave the way for a federal form of government. Makabayan urged House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez... Read more
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Rappler
Duterte wants Constituent Assembly to amend Constitution – AlvarezDuterte foregoes his earlier preference to call for a Constitutional Convention
Duterte wants Constituent Assembly to amend Constitution – Alvarez
Rappler / Posted 12 hours ago
Duterte foregoes his earlier preference to call for a Constitutional Convention to switch to federalism. He now wants a Constituent Assembly composed of sitting lawmakers. Photo by Ace Morandante/PPD MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo... Read more
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Sun Star
Duterte now open to Con-Ass to amend charter — AlvarezCONTRARY to his previous pronouncements, President Rodrigo Duterte has reported
Duterte now open to Con-Ass to amend charter — Alvarez
Sun Star / Posted 13 hours ago
CONTRARY to his previous pronouncements, President Rodrigo Duterte has reportedly changed his mind and is now open for Constituent Assembly (Con-Ass) as a medium to amend the 1987 Constitution. During a forum by the Management Association of the... Read more
15h
Inquirier.net
Alvarez: Congress to form Con-Ass to change CharterSpeaker Pantaleon Alvarez INQUIRER PHOTO/LYN RILLON It’ll be Con-Ass (constitu
Alvarez: Congress to form Con-Ass to change Charter
Inquirier.net / Posted 15 hours ago
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez INQUIRER PHOTO/LYN RILLON It’ll be Con-Ass (constituent assembly) not Con-Con (constitutional convention) for Charter change, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez revealed on Thursday. He said this was agreed in a post-National... Read more
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The Manila Times
Constitution to be amended by Congress, says Speakernight agreed to set in motion efforts to overhaul the 1987 Constitution through
Constitution to be amended by Congress, says Speaker
The Manila Times / Posted 15 hours ago
night agreed to set in motion efforts to overhaul the 1987 Constitution through the two Houses of Congress convened as a Constituent Assembly (Con-Ass), Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said. Speaking before the Management Association of the... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
China’s main concern in Nepal isn’t India, it is western powers: Prachandaon board. Instead, he resorted to a strong language on nationalism. He explain
China’s main concern in Nepal isn’t India, it is western powers: Prachanda
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 2 days ago
on board. Instead, he resorted to a strong language on nationalism. He explained, “Look, we were deeply concerned that the Constituent Assembly (CA) may not be able to write the Constitution. One CA had already failed. When India said stop the... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Move towards federalism shifts to high gear at Houseother hand, Negros Occidental Rep. Alfredo Benitez has moved to convene the Hou
Move towards federalism shifts to high gear at House
Manila Bulletin / Posted 2 days ago
other hand, Negros Occidental Rep. Alfredo Benitez has moved to convene the House of Representatives and the Senate into a Constituent Assembly (ConAss) to introduce amendments to the 1987 Constitution, including the shift to a federal form of... Read more
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Pilipino Star
A forum on pursuing federalisman idea that our shift to federalize the country will not happen overnight. He
A forum on pursuing federalism
Pilipino Star / Posted 3 days ago
an idea that our shift to federalize the country will not happen overnight. He also gave a detailed explanation on what is constituent assembly (con-ass) and constitutional convention (con-con). He also told us that there would be some states that... Read more
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dna
Nepali president seeks consensus candidate for new PMproblems and all major parties must unite to resolve them." Nepal has been in a
Nepali president seeks consensus candidate for new PM
dna / Posted 3 days ago
problems and all major parties must unite to resolve them." Nepal has been in a political crisis since September when a Constituent Assembly approved a new constitution amid a political row with minority Madhesis in the southern plains over the... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Duterte ready to step down once shift to federalism completedistribution of resources and underdevelopment in far-flung areas. Duterte pre
Duterte ready to step down once shift to federalism complete
Pilipino Star / Posted 3 days ago
distribution of resources and underdevelopment in far-flung areas. Duterte previously said that he prefers to amend the charter through constitutional convention rather than through a constituent assembly to allow legal minds to provide their in... Read more
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Reuters
Nepali president seeks consensus candidate for new PMproblems and all major parties must unite to resolve them." Nepal has been in
Nepali president seeks consensus candidate for new PM
Reuters / Posted 3 days ago
problems and all major parties must unite to resolve them." Nepal has been in a political crisis since September when a Constituent Assembly approved a new constitution amid a political row with minority Madhesis in the southern plains over the... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Nepali president seeks consensus candidate for new PMproblems and all major parties must unite to resolve them." Nepal has been in
Nepali president seeks consensus candidate for new PM
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 3 days ago
problems and all major parties must unite to resolve them." Nepal has been in a political crisis since September when a Constituent Assembly approved a new constitution amid a political row with minority Madhesis in the southern plains over the... Read more
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The Economic Times
Nepal PM KP Oli resigns before trust vote, his fall good news for Indiasay Oli's efforts to stay on would prove costly not only for his party but for
Nepal PM KP Oli resigns before trust vote, his fall good news for India
The Economic Times / Posted 3 days ago
say Oli's efforts to stay on would prove costly not only for his party but for Nepal. The no-trust motion in the 598-member Constituent Assembly was backed by 183 NC parliamentarians, 70 from CPN-MC and three from CPN-United. The three parties have... Read more
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New Kerala
Prachanda all set to become new Nepal PM - newkerala.com #95050He got the coveted post in 2008 for the first time when the Maoists became the
Prachanda all set to become new Nepal PM - newkerala.com #95050
New Kerala / Posted 4 days ago
He got the coveted post in 2008 for the first time when the Maoists became the largest party in the Constituent Assembly but the stint did not last beyond one-and-half years. Though the Nepali Congress and the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist... Read more
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asianage
Gau rakshaks judge, jury, executionerhasn't been banned only to mollycoddle Muslims, in whose food culture beef isn'
Gau rakshaks judge, jury, executioner
asianage / Posted 5 days ago
hasn't been banned only to mollycoddle Muslims, in whose food culture beef isn't taboo. There was passionate debate in the Constituent Assembly whether or not to ban cow-slaughter. Ultimately, Article 48 was included in the Directive Principles of... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Con-con a priority in 17th Congress, says Alvarezsaid that it would have been easier to just amend the Constitution by way of Co
Con-con a priority in 17th Congress, says Alvarez
Pilipino Star / Posted 6 days ago
said that it would have been easier to just amend the Constitution by way of Congress transforming itself into a constituent assembly. However, Alvarez said the president much prefers a constitutional convention to dispel any suspicion of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
New Katiba - Is This the Final Nail in the Coffin?seems to be waning now with Dr Magufuli openly opting for a referendum for the
New Katiba - Is This the Final Nail in the Coffin?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
seems to be waning now with Dr Magufuli openly opting for a referendum for the Proposed New Constitution written by the Constituent Assembly (CA) short of opposition who boycotted the process. The big question here is: Why would Dr Magufuli be... Read more
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The Hindu
Governing the GovernorThis view is correct, albeit partially — discretion being vested in Governors w
Governing the Governor
The Hindu / Posted 8 days ago
This view is correct, albeit partially — discretion being vested in Governors was a thorny issue in discussions in the Constituent Assembly. The analogous power of the colonial Governor had created great disaffection leading to a strong... Read more
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New Kerala
Arunachal Speaker seeks review of SC verdict on Speaker's power - newkerala.com #93204the then members in Article 179 (C)". To buttress their conclusion, the Consti
Arunachal Speaker seeks review of SC verdict on Speaker's power - newkerala.com #93204
New Kerala / Posted 8 days ago
the then members in Article 179 (C)". To buttress their conclusion, the Constitution Bench referred to the June 6, 1949 constituent assembly debates where suggestion to substitute "all the then members of the Assembly" with "the members of the... Read more
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New Kerala
Arunachal Speaker seeks review of SC verdict on Speaker's power - newkerala.com #93182the then members in Article 179 (C)". To buttress their conclusion, the Consti
Arunachal Speaker seeks review of SC verdict on Speaker's power - newkerala.com #93182
New Kerala / Posted 8 days ago
the then members in Article 179 (C)". To buttress their conclusion, the Constitution Bench referred to the June 6, 1949 constituent assembly debates where suggestion to substitute "all the then members of the Assembly" with "the members of the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Opposition Party Urges Magufuli to Revisit Constitutionshould continue from where the Warioba team ended, that means, putting aside th
Opposition Party Urges Magufuli to Revisit Constitution
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
should continue from where the Warioba team ended, that means, putting aside the Proposed Constitution put forth by the Constituent Assembly. According to him, the president if found corrupt would be protected by the constitution as well as... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Niki Tobi JSC (1940- - Tribute to a Great Juristpersonae in the constitutional history he was teaching. It was providential tha
Niki Tobi JSC (1940- - Tribute to a Great Jurist
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
personae in the constitutional history he was teaching. It was providential that, in 1999, he was appointed Chairman of the Constituent Assembly, which produced the present 1999 Constitution and in 2005, he again was called to chair the... Read more
9d
dna
Why governors errthe federalism inherent in the Constitution will be reduced to constitutional f
Why governors err
dna / Posted 9 days ago
the federalism inherent in the Constitution will be reduced to constitutional figureheads. Between 1946 and 1949 when the Constituent Assembly was drafting and debating the Constitution, India had just come into existence as an unwieldy mix of... Read more
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The Hindu
Nepal government crisis: Shuffling the deckchairs?new Constitution. The promulgation of a Constitution took place in a peculiar
Nepal government crisis: Shuffling the deckchairs?
The Hindu / Posted 10 days ago
new Constitution. The promulgation of a Constitution took place in a peculiar set of circumstances. Following the second Constituent Assembly elections, the “status quoists” — political leaders across parties who were not part of the second Jan... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Con-Con or Con-Assto be approved by the people in a plebiscite. First, Congress upon three-fourth
Con-Con or Con-Ass
Pilipino Star / Posted 11 days ago
to be approved by the people in a plebiscite. First, Congress upon three-fourths vote of all its members may convene into a Constituent Assembly (CON-ASS) and propose amendments or revision to the fundamental law of the land. Second, a... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Federalism may bring peace to Mindanao – Alvarezsystem. Another Duterte ally, Negros Occidental Rep. Alfredo Benitez, is propo
Federalism may bring peace to Mindanao – Alvarez
Pilipino Star / Posted 11 days ago
system. Another Duterte ally, Negros Occidental Rep. Alfredo Benitez, is proposing that Congress itself, sitting as a constituent assembly (con-ass), propose the Charter changes. He said a con-ass is the fastest and least expensive mode of... Read more
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Rappler
Engaging Duterte, engaging ourselvesserious with this reform. He is also the first to accommodate the idea of havin
Engaging Duterte, engaging ourselves
Rappler / Posted 12 days ago
serious with this reform. He is also the first to accommodate the idea of having a constitutional convention instead of a constituent assembly as the means for charter change. Federalism is not anti-elite per se. It is just against a particular... Read more
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The Hindu
Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Uniform Civil Code: Why not a Common Civil Code for all?shall endeavour to secure for the citizens a Uniform Civil Code throughout the
Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Uniform Civil Code: Why not a Common Civil Code for all?
The Hindu / Posted 13 days ago
shall endeavour to secure for the citizens a Uniform Civil Code throughout the territory of India. During the debate in the Constituent Assembly, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, while supporting the need to frame a Uniform Civil Code, expressed the hope that its... Read more
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Daily News
Constitutional reform: making people partnersand the people. Unlike earlier the Government initiated a campaign to obtain pu
Constitutional reform: making people partners
Daily News / Posted 13 days ago
and the people. Unlike earlier the Government initiated a campaign to obtain public opinion prior to the composition of the Constituent Assembly. The Lal Wijenayake Committee has made many valuable recommendations based on the evidence it received... Read more
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The Economic Times
What's happening in Nepal is its internal issueSher Bahadur Deuba seconded it. NC leader Ram Krishna Yadav said the motion wa
What's happening in Nepal is its internal issue
The Economic Times / Posted 14 days ago
Sher Bahadur Deuba seconded it. NC leader Ram Krishna Yadav said the motion was filed after 183 NC parliamentarians, 70 from Maoist and three of CPN-United put their signatures in the 601-member Constituent Assembly, Kathmandu Po... Read more
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Business Standard India
Time to take a step backWith reference to the editorial, "Restoring a government" (July 14), during the
Time to take a step back
Business Standard India / Posted 14 days ago
With reference to the editorial, "Restoring a government" (July 14), during the debate that took place in the Constituent Assembly on Article 356, B R Ambedkar, the then chairman of the Drafting Committee, did not altogether deny the possibility of... Read more
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Inquirier.net
FULL TEXT: Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez at Meet Inquirer Multimediaas we all know, there are actually 3 modes of amending the Constitution. One is
FULL TEXT: Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez at Meet Inquirer Multimedia
Inquirier.net / Posted 14 days ago
as we all know, there are actually 3 modes of amending the Constitution. One is Constitutional Convention; another is a Constituent Assembly; and the last one is, People’s Initiative. But People’s Initiative applies only when you amend certain... Read more
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Minda News
RIVERMAN’S VISTA: Towards a federal republic (2)of ConCon delegates, it would be good to weigh the pros and cons of this mode v
RIVERMAN’S VISTA: Towards a federal republic (2)
Minda News / Posted 14 days ago
of ConCon delegates, it would be good to weigh the pros and cons of this mode vis-à-vis the other two modes, namely: the constituent assembly and people’s initiative. This is the subject of this second article in a series on charter... Read more
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asianage
No-confidence motion tabled against Nepal Prime Ministerwas filed after 183 NC parliamentarians, 70 from Maoist and three of CPN-United
No-confidence motion tabled against Nepal Prime Minister
asianage / Posted 15 days ago
was filed after 183 NC parliamentarians, 70 from Maoist and three of CPN-United put their signatures in the 601-member Constituent Assembly, Kathmandu Post reported. NC leader Ramesh Lekhak and Maoist leader Ram Narayan Bidari made... Read more
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dna
Centre inclined towards Karnataka in Belgaum border dispute, feels Maharashtra govtbecame independent in 1947, it became a part of the Bombay State. In 1948, the
Centre inclined towards Karnataka in Belgaum border dispute, feels Maharashtra govt
dna / Posted 17 days ago
became independent in 1947, it became a part of the Bombay State. In 1948, the Belgaum Municipality requested the Indian Constituent Assembly and the Boundary Commission to include Belgaum Municipal District in the proposed Samyukta Maharashtra... Read more
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The Telegraph
A more perfect unionthe Indian republic in the form of reservations for Scheduled Castes, at the mo
A more perfect union
The Telegraph / Posted 18 days ago
the Indian republic in the form of reservations for Scheduled Castes, at the moment of its founding. The Indian republic's Constituent Assembly didn't just acknowledge the way in which a history of savage discrimination had damaged the Dalits, it... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Defining Week for Besigye in Courthim. The decision on whether Dr Besigye gets bail or not rests with High Court
Defining Week for Besigye in Court
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 days ago
him. The decision on whether Dr Besigye gets bail or not rests with High Court judge Wilson Masalu Musene, a former Constituent Assembly delegate representing Manjiya County in the making of Uganda's 1995 Constitution. The 1995 Constitution... Read more
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The Visayan Daily Star
Twinkling with Ninfa Leonardiathe Senate and the House of Representatives appear to be in favor of it, too. I
Twinkling with Ninfa Leonardia
The Visayan Daily Star / Posted 19 days ago
the Senate and the House of Representatives appear to be in favor of it, too. I have doubts about other methods, like the Constituent Assembly which could not be representative of as many as possible. We have to expect, however, that even if the... Read more
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Minda News
RIVERMAN’S VISTA: Towards a federal republicout during the debates was the manner of changing the Constitution, whether it
RIVERMAN’S VISTA: Towards a federal republic
Minda News / Posted 20 days ago
out during the debates was the manner of changing the Constitution, whether it would be thru Constitutional Convention; by constituent assembly or people’s initiative. Is Charter Change doable under a Duterte presidency? In general, previous... Read more
22d
Rappler
How do you want to elect your Con-Con delegates?Con-Con to be given a budget of P700 million. Presidential Spokesperson Ernie
How do you want to elect your Con-Con delegates?
Rappler / Posted 22 days ago
Con-Con to be given a budget of P700 million. Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella said Duterte prefers the Con-Con over Constituent Assembly to change the country's system of government to federalism. Should a Con-Con push through, how do you... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Simultaneous con-con, barangay elections eyedcomprise the con-con. On the other hand, Negros Occidental Rep. Alfredo Benite
Simultaneous con-con, barangay elections eyed
Pilipino Star / Posted 23 days ago
comprise the con-con. On the other hand, Negros Occidental Rep. Alfredo Benitez wants Congress to convert itself into a constituent assembly (con-ass) to propose Charter changes that would pave the way for the federalism shift. Alvarez said the... Read more
23d
The Manila Times
Alvarez eyes quick Con-conand Drilon agree that Charter change must be done through a Con-Con, rather tha
Alvarez eyes quick Con-con
The Manila Times / Posted 23 days ago
and Drilon agree that Charter change must be done through a Con-Con, rather than through Congress convened as a Constituent Assembly or Con-Ass, which was proposed by Negros Occidental Rep. Alfredo Benitez to save money and hasten... Read more
24d
Manila Standard Today
Rehabilitate drug addictsgovernment suits us best. It would entail an amendment of the 1987 Constitutio
Rehabilitate drug addicts
Manila Standard Today / Posted 24 days ago
government suits us best. It would entail an amendment of the 1987 Constitution, through a constitutional convention or constituent assembly or a people’s initiative. But will this also mean changing the entire charter or just part of it?... Read more
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