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Ping files Con-Ass reso

Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson yesterday formally asked the Senate, with the approval of three-fourths of its members, to compose itself into a Constituent Assembly to propose amendments to the 1987 Constitution.

Duterte firm on Charter change

President Duterte remains firm on his intention to amend the 1987 Philippine Constitution to attain peace in Mindanao.

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Congress leaders yesterday agreed to temporarily shelve Charter change proposals to concentrate on the passage of the first national budget under a Duterte presidency and avoid re-enactment.

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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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Roxas confirmed

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The Commission on Appointments (CA) unanimously confirmed yesterday the appointment of Department of Transportation and Communications (DoTC) Secretary Manuel A. Roxas II.

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