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Congress: Charter Change can wait

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.

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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