Category Archives: Constituent Assembly

Nene Pimentel: “we must never allow any super majority to trample on our rights to speak out”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/17 January) — The founder of the PDP-Laban — the political party that boasts of a “super majority” in the House of Representatives — on Wednesday urged the public “never to allow any super majority to trample on our rights to speak out” as he reiterated his opposition to a no-election scenario in […]

Whatever happened to Duterte’s EO 10 re  25-member ConCom on constitutional amendments?

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 13 January) — Whatever happened to President Rodrigo Duterte’s Executive Order 10 which he signed on December 7, 2016, creating a 25-member Consultative Committee (ConCom) to review the 1987 Constitution and recommend amendments? Duterte told MindaNews in a sit-down interview at the Presidential Guest House late Friday afternoon that he is […]

COMMENTARY: Before Con-Ass, Con-Con or Con-Com, Con-Ed first

MELBOURNE, Australia (MindaNews/05 August) — President Rodrigo Duterte won on a platform that included giving the federalization of the Philippines very serious consideration. Thus it is particularly curious that federalism only had a small mention in his inaugural State of the Nation Address (SONA). Although the Chief Executive seemingly revealed his preference to maintain the […]

RIVERMAN’S VISTA: Towards a federal republic (3)

Options for federalism Federalism requires a fundamental reallocation of powers and functions. In the end, we must design it according to the evidence available on what will work best for our common interest. In this article, the third of a four part series on constitutional change and federalism, I suggest some directions even as I […]

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 […]