Category Archives: concon

Alvarez: ConAss to revise 1987 Constitution, not ConCon

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 system to a federal form of government, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez Jr., announced at the Management Association of the […]

RIVERMAN’S VISTA: Towards a federal republic (2)

Constitutonal change options CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/14 July) – Now that President Duterte has clearly expressed his preference for a constitutional convention (ConCon) as a mode of changing the Constitution, and incoming speaker Pantaleon Alvarez has filed a resolution calling for election of ConCon delegates, it would be good to weigh the pros and […]