By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – Filipino farmers are worried as lawmakers approved on third reading the proposal to amend the Philippine Constitution, dubbed as the “economic Cha-cha” bill, allowing full foreign ownership of land and of the country’s resources. Proponents of the Resolution of Both Houses No. 2, which was adopted on its third…
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Lawmakers under the Makabayan Coalition are calling for the prioritization of the passing of a new law that aims to provide financial assistance to those affected by the pandemic.
“The Duterte administration’s cha-cha will also pave the way for greater depletion and plunder of our natural resources due to corruption and fascist rule. It will also open up space for amendments to political provisions such as lifting of the term limits.”
Progressives said that the recent moves to amend the Philippine Constitution are “but a desperate attempt of President Rodrigo Duterte to hold on to power and silence critics.”
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“He’s [Duterte] not just crossing out the protectionist provisions but he’s also trying to bring back dictatorship together with historical revisionism.”
“The mass killings are meant for mass intimidation! Not just in the drug war, but in the war against authoritarianism, in the war against poverty, and in the war against political dynasties and perpetuation of this system of injustice.”
When the few and the powerful are celebrating over what is portrayed as a feat to uplift the lives of the Filipino people, ordinary mortals must be on their toes. Just before 2018 ended, President Rodrigo Duterte’s supermajority in the House of Representatives, headed by former President now House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, practically railroaded and…
In this video, former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and lawyer Neri Colmenares explain why people should reject the present administration’s plan to shift to a federal form of government.
“What we have really is a state of hunger.”
The Transitory Provisions state that the term of the incumbent president and vice president would end on June 30, 2022 and Duterte is not allowed to run for president in the May 2022 elections. However, he may still run as the transition president.