Duterte rejects term extension idea

MANILA, Jan 15 (Mabuhay) — President Rodrigo Duterte denied Thursday that he wants to extend his term in office beyond 2022. During the inauguration of the Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 Project in Quezon City, Duterte assured the public that he would not extend his term as...

12 senators sign Santiago report saying BBL draft is unconstitutional

MANILA (Mabuhay) – At least 12 senators have already signed the committee report drafted by Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago stating that the Bangsamoro Basic Law should be substantially revised if it is to withstand legal scrutiny before the Supreme Court. With the signatures of...

Senate panel urged to invite Cardinal Tagle, Davide to BBL hearing

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Senator Nancy Binay wants Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, former Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr. and other convenors of the National Peace Summit to attend the resumption of the Senate public hearing on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law on...

MILF leader: ‘Not logical’ to delay Bangsamoro process after Maguindanao clash

MANILA (Mabuhay) – A top leader of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) said it is “not logical to delay” the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BLL), despite the firefight between their group and elite police officers in Maguindanao province on Sunday. In an interview,...

No commitment to lay off political amendments in Charter change process – Buhay partylist rep

MANILA (Mabuhay) — A partylist lawmaker on Tuesday warned that amendments to the political provisions in the Constitution could be inserted in the resolution on economic charter change being currently debated at the House of Representatives. Buhay partylist Representative...

Plebiscite for Charter Change can be held either 2015 or 2016 – Belmonte

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr., said he is now looking on the possibility to incorporate plebiscite with the 2016 Presidential elections without violating any law instead of spending a separate election next year. Belmonte said that he is carefully studying to...

GPH peace panel assures Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro within the framework of 1987 Constitution

MANILA(Mabuhay) – The Government of the Philippines (GPH) peace panel assured that the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamaro (CAB) signed recently with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) was within the framework of the Constitution. This was in reaction to the speech on...