Monthly Archives: January 2018

House, Senate leaders resolve Cha-cha impasse

MANILA — Leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives met Wednesday night and agreed to “momentarily set aside” their differences and determine what specific amendments or revisions in the 1987 Constitution

Duterte wants federalism ahead of BBL passage

DAVAO CITY — Which should come first – federalism or the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL)? For President Duterte, only under a federal system can the constitutional questions on the BBL be resolved.

Duterte eliminates public bidding on big projects

DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday said he wanted to eliminate the bidding process for public work projects because it has only caused delays in the completion of government projects

Duterte names 19 Charter reviewers

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed the members to the consultative committee to review the 1987 Constitution. Duterte signed on January 24 the appointment of 19 individuals as members of the

Duterte spurns EU invite

MANILA — President Rodrigo Duterte spurned an invitation by the European Union to attend the Asia-Europe meeting in Belgium later this year, calling the bloc “imperialist.” Mr. Duterte, who had thrown expletives

Duterte threatens to go after left-leaning organizations

DAVAO CITY – President Duterte on Saturday threatened to go after left-leaning organizations as he upped the ante against communist rebels. Speaking to reporters shortly after his arrival from India, Duterte reiterated