Category Archives: CHARTER CHANGE

ROQUE: Duterte no hand in Charter Change

Cha-cha not PRRD’s ‘desperate’ attempt to hold on to power

 June 3, 2021

MANILA – Malacañang on Thursday debunked critics’ claim that the proposal to amend the 1987 Constitution is another “desperate” attempt of President Rodrigo Duterte to hold on to power.On Tuesday night, the House of Representatives approved on third and final reading… Read More

House OKs Charter economic amendments on 2nd reading

Resolution of Both Houses No. 2 proposes economic amendments to the Charter to open up the Philippines to direct investments that could help the country recover from the adverse impacts of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic

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 May 26, 2021

MANILA – The House of Representatives on Wednesday night approved on second reading the proposal to amend the restrictive economic provisions in the 1987 Constitution.The chamber through voice voting passed Resolution of Both Houses No. 2, which proposes economic amendments to the Charter to… Read More

CONGRESS eyes approval of economic Charter reforms

House leader: Before Congress adjourns sine die on June 4

 May 10, 2021

MANILA – The House of Representatives aims to pass on final reading the resolution proposing amendments to economic provisions in the Constitution before Congress adjourns sine die on June 4, a House leader said on Monday.AKO BICOL Party-List Rep. Alfredo Garbin Jr., the chairperson of the… Read More

MAKABAYAN BLOC wants communist economic agenda in ChaCha

 Economic amendments to the 1987 Constitution are being opposed by the Makabayan Bloc because they are pushing for the ideological line of Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria Sison, said Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya, spokesman of the Department of Interrior and Local Government (DILG).

Malaya said the Makabayan Bloc, a partylist group described by military as a legal front of the CPP, is espousing the economic model of the National Democratic Front (NDF) being contained in their proposed Comprehensive Agreement on Social and Economic Reform (CASER), which is one of the items being pushed by the CPP-National People’s Army-NDF in the collapsed peace talks with the government.

Among the items in CASER is the confiscation of all land used by foreign corporations and landlords, take-over of all large plantations and corporate farms by the State, take-over of all industries deemed as strategic by the Left, and the closure of all large corporations – whether foreign or local – to give way to their national industrialization program.

“The so-called Makabayan Bloc opposes the lifting of the restrictive economic provisions in our constitution because they adhere to their own so-called ‘national industrialization program’ where the electric, water, mining, oil, telecommunications and transportation industries, among others, are to be confiscated from their owners and taken over by the State as dictated by their obsolete ideology,” Malaya said. READ MORE

GO: Charter change to attract foreign investors

Supports ‘economic’ amendments

 February 13, 2021

MANILA – Amid calls to amend the 1987 Philippine Constitution, Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go expressed his support for constitutional amendments on the economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution due to the country’s current economic situation.During his attendance… Read More