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
MANILA – The House of Representatives on Tuesday night approved on third and final reading the proposal to amend the restrictive economic provisions in the 1987 Constitution.With 251 affirmative votes, 21 negative votes, and two abstentions, the chamber adopted Resolution of Both Houses No. 2,… Read More
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
MANILA – Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said the private sector plays a “very crucial” role in the country’s economic growth and recovery amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.Malaya, in an economic forum… Read More
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
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
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