MANILA – The wife of presidential aspirant Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro was the first to withdraw her signature from House Resolution (HR) 1109, the House bills and index service reported on Monday. Tarlac Rep. Monica “Nikki” Prieto-Teodoro withdrew her signature on May 19, according to a certification signed by bills and index service director Victoriano [...]
MANILA – They may differ on the way to salvation, but they all agree that the road does not lead to Con-Ass, or constituent assembly.
The House of Representatives recently issued a resolution asking that members of Congress–which, in a bicameral set-up, is composed of the Senate and the House of Representatives–convene to consider amendments or revisions of the Constitution. A stated purpose is to highlight a justiciable controversy, to allow the Supreme Court to decide, whether the Constitutional amendment/revision [...]
MANILA – Amid growing protests nationwide, House leaders on Monday defended–with a little bitterness–its approval of House Resolution (HR) 1109 convening Congress into a Constituent assembly (Con-ass) to amend the Constitution.
MANILA – Because of one woman’s “fondest dream,” as Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez put it, the shortlist of nominees to the Supreme Court (SC) is still up in the air.
MANILA – With the Supreme Court likely to have the last say on whether a recent legislators’ initiative to change the constitution is legal, judiciary watchdogs stressed Friday that the body that screens appointments to the High Court should ensure that nominees are independent.
The appellate justice vying for one of the two available posts at the Supreme Court flunked in a bar exam.
MANILA – The Senate has chosen not to intervene in a fresh petition asking the Supreme Court to nullify the lower House’s resolution for a Senate-less constituent assembly (Con-ass).
MANILA – The Supreme Court (SC) is the next battleground in the administration’s push for a Constituent assembly (Con-ass) to amend the Constitution. It is expected to finally settle one of the most disputed provisions in the 1987 Constitution: should Congress vote separately or jointly in acting as a constituent assembly?
A day after congressmen approved to convene as an assembly to amend the Constitution, the barrage of criticisms from the religious, civil society, and business groups left little doubt that the move is not popular.
MANILA – Voting 211 in favor and 13 against, the House of Representatives on Wednesday night approved House Bill 4077 (HB 4077) extending the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) for five years.
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