Tags: charter change

‘Constituent assembly without the Senate is usurpation of authority’ The constitutional amendments being pushed by the administration camp at the House of Representatives will make impeachment impossible, the spokesperson of a broad-based group of lawyers, paralegals, and law students says. He also said convening Congress into a constituent assembly to amend or revise the Constitution…

The political crisis now cannot be solved by the shift to a parliamentary system with Macapagal-Arroyo and her allies imposing themselves upon the Filipino people. The Filipino people need less of them, not more. BY BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat Against all odds, the Macapagal-Arroyo administration and its allies in the House of Representatives are ramming through…

A professor at the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Law said that the proposed charter amendments are aimed at saving President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo from the current “crisis of leadership.” BY JHONG DELA CRUZ Bulatlat.com A professor at the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Law said that the proposed charter amendments are…

The advocates of constitutional change, most especially former President Fidel Ramos, House speaker Jose De Venecia and President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, cannot claim to be sincere adherents of constitutional principles when their track record in governance says otherwise. BY THE POLICY STUDY, PUBLICATIONS AND ADVOCACY (PSPA) PROGRAM Center for People Empowerment in Governance (CenPEG) Posted by…

BY JEWELYN MARANAN Contributed to Bulatlat.com Christ’s passion has for years been compared to the present conditions of the Filipino people who have perpetually been under the burden of social ills. This comparison has developed the tradition of Kalbaryo ng Bayan since the early 90’s which has been flexibly applied and modified based on the…

By Antonio Tujan Jr. Ibon Features Posted by Bulatlat.com The current people’s initiative for charter change is itself a mockery of genuine people’s governance because it reportedly involves bribing voters and local government officials—a classic example of graft and corruption. The shift to a parliamentary system under the proposed charter change (Cha-cha) would “significantly reduce”…

Clueless on Cha-cha People’s Initiative Signatures exchanged for sardines, P20, Philhealth cards By BULATLAT TEAM Bulatlat provincial correspondents interviewed barangay (village) officials and residents who were clueless about issues related to changing the 1987 Constitution. Local officials, however, implemented the people’s initiative for charter change, fearful also that they may lose their jobs if they…

By Jetty Ayop-Ohaylan davaotoday.com President Arroyo says Thursday: “The true power of the people is being felt with the signature campaign to change our form of government.” DAVAO CITY – Several progressive groups from this city launched on Thursday a signature campaign against Charter change, in an attempt to counter an alleged deceptive campaign by…