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NEDA chief pushes for tax reform bill

The country could face a “dark age of infrastructure” if government’s priority tax reform bill does not get the congressional approval soon, the country’s socio-economic planning chief said on Tuesday.

President vows to sustain drive vs drugs, corruption

No impeachment complaint in Congress or a criminal case before an international court would deter President Duterte from sustaining his “brutal” campaign against drugs, crime, and corruption.

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Duterte questions exclusion of plunder, rape in death penalty

President Duterte said yesterday that he is curious why Congress removed plunder and rape from the list of crimes punishable with death.

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THERE are three ways by which amendments to the Philippine Constitution may be proposed. One is by Congress, upon a vote of three-fourths of all its members. Another is by a Constitutional Convention (Con-con). The third is by People’s Initiative, whereby a proposal is approved by at least 12 percent of the total number of the country’s registered voters, and by at least 3 percent of the votes in each of the nation’s congressional districts.

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Buoyed by the gains of the Mindanao peace process, President Aquino is not giving up the fight for the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law in Congress even after his term.

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The shift to federalism of our country’s presidential government system seems now almost certain under the incoming administration. The current realignment of political forces including the coalitions forged and the assumption of the leadership of both chambers of Congress by allies of incoming President Rodrigo Duterte makes this prospect almost certain.

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