Sotto twits Alvarez: No enabling law for people’s initiative to amend 1987 Constitution

THE House of Representatives cannot use the people’s initiative option as a means of making changes in the constitution because no law has been passed yet by Congress that would allow such an exercise, Senate President Vicente Sotto 3rd said on Thursday. Speaking to reporters during the Kapihan sa Senado news forum, Sotto said that while […]

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Sotto: I sense Senate will oppose term extension

Sotto: I sense Senate will oppose term extension

Senate President Vicente Sotto III said on Thursday that he senses his fellow senators will oppose any term extension under the proposed federal Charter. “I do not want to be speaking for everyone else but that is the sense that I am getting from the rest of the Senate,” he said in a press conference.

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Senate won’t allow ‘bastardization’ of Constitution — Bam Aquino

Senate won’t allow ‘bastardization’ of Constitution — Bam Aquino

Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV stressed the Senate will not allow the “bastardization” of the Constitution in the proposed shift of government into a federal system.

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Cha-cha hearing at Senate to push through despite rain, floods – Pangilinan

The Senate hearing on Charter change (Cha-cha) will push through Tuesday despite the suspension of work in the chamber.

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Zubiri warns of ‘mess’ at Sona if Con-Ass convened

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President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) would be a “mess” with a number of senators walking out if the occasion is used to convene a constituent assembly (Con-Ass).

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Trillanes security pullout part of ‘review’ of police core functions, says PNP spokesman

THE pullout of police security personnel of Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th was in line with a comprehensive review of all protective security men and in line with efforts in maximizing all human resources available, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Sunday. “The PNP is conducting a comprehensive review of all protective security personnel its Police Security […]

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PNP congratulates Pacquiao after win over Matthysse

Philippines' Manny Pacquiao (R) fights Argentina's Lucas Matthysse during their world welterweight boxing championship bout at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFAN

The Philippine National Police (PNP) is one with the nation in celebrating the victory of Senator Manny Pacquiao on his WBA Welterweight Title bout against Lucas Matthysse, according to PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde.

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