Tag: constituent assembly

#PingSays: ‘Shared’ House Speakership; Death Penalty Bill; Sen. Bato | July 9, 2019

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
possible effects of a ‘shared’ House Speakership
– possible ‘pork’ in the budget, amending the 1987 Constitution
– Senate’s continued independence even with ‘the President’s men’
– passage of death penalty bill
– Sen dela Rosa’s ‘S*** happens’ statement

Quotes from the interview…
Continue reading “#PingSays: ‘Shared’ House Speakership; Death Penalty Bill; Sen. Bato | July 9, 2019”

📰 Proposals to change 1987 Constitution as good as dead in Senate, Lacson says [Manila Bulletin]

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From the Manila Bulletin: Senator Panfilo Lacson said the Senate is not adopting any joint resolution that would pave the way for the formation of a Constituent Assembly (Con Ass) made up of members of the current Senate and the 300-member House of Representatives to amend the 31-year-old Charter.  Continue reading “📰 Proposals to change 1987 Constitution as good as dead in Senate, Lacson says [Manila Bulletin]”

On Reported Plans to Postpone the May 2019 Polls via ‘People’s Initiative’

Nothing escapes the Senate’s participation. Thus, aside from Sec. 1 under Art XVII which provides for a Constituent Assembly and Constitutional Convention, Sec. 2, particularly Paragraph 2, which allows the direct participation of the people, shall likewise need the Senate to implement the same.

Hence, and I quote to preclude any misinterpretation:

SECTION 2. Amendments to this Constitution may likewise be directly proposed by the people through initiative upon a petition of at least twelve per centum of the total number of registered voters, of which every legislative district must be represented by at least three per centum of the registered voters therein. No amendment under this section shall be authorized within five years following the ratification of this Constitution nor oftener than once every five years thereafter. The Congress shall provide for the implementation of the exercise of this right.

Nothing could be clearer.

It goes without saying, majority of the senators, even those running for re-election, will fight tooth and nail any attempt to cancel the 2019 midterm elections simply because it is wrong and self-serving.

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#PingTweets: On notions of revising the Charter without the Senate

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#PingSays: On PCSO’s STL collections, Charter change, and charges on P6.4B shabu smuggling | Jan. 31, 2018

In an interview, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– questions on PCSO’s STL collection
– Senate discussion of Charter change
– why no one from BOC charged for P6.4B shabu smuggling

Quotes from the interview…  Continue reading “#PingSays: On PCSO’s STL collections, Charter change, and charges on P6.4B shabu smuggling | Jan. 31, 2018”

Interview on DZIQ | Jan. 26, 2018

In an interview on DZIQ, Sen. Lacson answered questions on:
– Charter change
– PCSO’s STL being used as front
– Atio Castillo hazing death
– Message to the public

Related:
Senators united stance on the issue of Charter change
PCSO’s problems with illegal gambling operators
Sponsorship Speech for Committee Report 232 and Senate Bill 1662

Quotes from the interview…  Continue reading “Interview on DZIQ | Jan. 26, 2018”

#PingTweets: On those who insist the House of Representatives can do Charter change alone without the Senate

Under Art. VI, Sec. 1 of the 1987 Constitution: “The legislative power shall be vested in the Congress of the Philippines which shall consist of a Senate and a House of Representatives…”

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Related: Senators close ranks, won’t attend joint session without authorization

Interview on DZBB | Jan. 21, 2018

In an interview on DZBB, Sen. Lacson answers questions on:
– BRAVE bill as alternative measure to empower LGUs if Charter change cannot push through
– Senate unity on Charter change issue
– removal of height requirement in the PNP

Related:
Lacson files LGU-empowering budget reform bill to achieve inclusive growth
LGU, direktang dadaluyan ng pondo sa panukala ni Ping

Quotes from the interview…  Continue reading “Interview on DZBB | Jan. 21, 2018”

#PingTweets: On Charter change moves: One chamber cannot unilaterally decide for both houses

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Related:
Senators close ranks, won’t attend joint session without authorization
Nagkasundo na ang mga senador
Read: Senate Resolution 580, constituting the Senate into a constituent assembly

#PingTweets: Nagkasundo na ang mga senador. Suntok sa buwan kung may senador na pupunta nang mag-isa at walang pahintulot ng institusyon.

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Related:
Senators close ranks, won’t attend joint session without authorization
Read: Senate Resolution 580, constituting the Senate into a constituent assembly
Higher level of discourse at the Senate hearing on Charter change