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Philippines: Lawmakers battle over changing the Constitution -- Idea that a constituent assembly would change the Constitution even without the Senate: "Reuires everyone to read the Constitution again."

By Camille Elemia   @CamilleElemia

Rappler
Published 3:25 PM, January 23, 2018

Updated 4:55 PM, January 23, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Former Senate president Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr advised his party mate, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, to re-read the 1987 Constitution following the latter’s statement that the constituent assembly would push through even without the Senate. 471 more words

Philippine Senate Stops "Charter Change"

The Philippine Senate decided on Wednesday to call a temporary halt to the Charter Change process while several issues were resolved.

More on this as it beomes available… 1,933 more words

The Philippine Senate today

The Senate is so full of itself. Look at it’s reaction to some members’ named as “dogs of Malacanang” in one blog article (who knows, the writer might be from among them?). 145 more words

Institutions

Facebook Tests 'More Info' Button to Fight Spread of Fake News

The new tool, introduced on Thursday in a blog post, is Facebook’s new bid to help fight fake news.

It will be recalled, this is not the first time the social network has tried to curb the proliferation of hoaxes on its platform. 458 more words

Tech

Philippine Opposition Lawmakers Want Investigation into Illegal Deaths in President Duterte's War Against Drugs

By  Julliane Love De Jesus – Reporter / @JLDejesusINQ

INQUIRER.net / 12:37 PM July 17, 2017

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV criticized Senator Richard Gordon’s proposal to revive the investigation into the Mamasapano debacle that led to the deaths of 44 elite policemen and 18 Moro rebels and five civilians last January 15. 453 more words

An Open Letter to Senator Tito Sotto

Mahal kong Tito Sen,

Kumusta po kayo? Namamanhid pa rin po ba?

Binulaga ako kanina ng balitang may nasabi na naman po kayong ang hirap hanapan ng linaw. 597 more words

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