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Time to discuss basic Charter issues

NOW that President Duterte has created a consultative committee on Charter-Change and named former Chief Justice Reynato Puno to head it, many people feel the proceedings are well on the right track.

The Publishers Association of the Philippines, Inc. (PAPI), the media organization that largely represents the country’s community press, holds its 21st National Press Congress at the spacious and ideally located Development Academy of the Philippines in Tagaytay City, starting today until tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016.

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More names are emerging to compose the membership of the Constitutional Commission (Con-Com), the body conceived to assist Congress amend the Constitution.

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Cha-cha, con-com

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Since President Rodrigo Duterte has opted to pursue Charter Change via a Constituent Assembly (Con-Ass), House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez should now initiate the creation of the Constitutional Commission (Con-Com) he has proposed as technical and advisory body to help Congress.

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