Stories from July 2016
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SK polls: one small step for anti-dynasty law
20 July 2016
Under Republic Act No. 10742, or the SK Reform Act of 2015, candidates should not be related within the second degree of consanguinity or affinity to any incumbent, elected national official; or to any incumbent regional, provincial, city, municipal, or barangay official, in the locality where he/she seeks to be elected.
Solon seeks Con-Ass to amend Charter for federalism
04 July 2016
A solon has asked Congress for a Constituent Assembly to revise the 1987 Constitution to allow for a shift to a federal system of government under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.
DILG wants the barangay to benefit from PPP projects
04 July 2016
The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) intends to empower the barangay under the Duterte administration and make sure that the barangay will benefit from public-private partnership projects.