Tag: Charter Change (Cha-Cha)

PHOTO RELEASE: Jinggoy calls for an end to name-calling

Jinggoy calls for an end to name-calling: Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada urges colleagues from the House of Representatives to put an end to the name-calling directed at senators. He notes that the recent tirades against members of the upper chamber have already become personal. “This is also unacceptable to us as members of the Senate,”…
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An ‘affront to Senate:’ Senators react to House resolution

(INQUIRER) MANILA, Philippines – Senators were saddened and baffled by a resolution of the House of Representatives upholding its honor and integrity in the face of “intense assault” from the Senate. This issue was brought up before the Senate floor on Monday by Senator Jinggoy Estrada. Estrada particularly questioned in the resolution the use of the phrase…
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PHOTO RELEASE: House Resolution 1562, an affront to the Senate

House Resolution 1562, an affront to the Senate: Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada takes the floor Monday, February 5, 2023, to denounce the adoption of House Resolution 1562 which expresses support for Speaker Martin Romualdez “in the face of intense assault from the Senate in violation of the principles of interparliamentary courtesy.” Estrada implored the leadership of both Houses…
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WATCH: People’s Initiative campaign an assault on checks and balances, says Jinggoy Estrada

(MANILA BULLETIN) The move to overwhelm the Senate’s 24 votes with the House of Representatives’ over 300 votes is nothing short of an affront to the principles of bicameralism, Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada said. That is why, Estrada said insisting on a People’s Initiative (PI) as the mode to amend the 1987 Constitution is considered…
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PHOTO RELEASE: Defending the sanctity of democratic institutions

Defending the sanctity of democratic institutions: Senator Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada slams ongoing signature campaign to petition for Charter change. In a strongly-worded privilege speech delivered Wednesday, January 24, 2024, Estrada said the people’s initiative reeks of blatant disregard for delicate fabric of the country’s democratic system. “Let me state for the record that I am…
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Privilege Speech: Defending The Sanctity Of Our Democratic Institutions

PRIVILEGE SPEECH SENATOR JINGGOY EJERCITO ESTRADA 24 January 2024   SECOND REGULAR SESSION, 19TH CONGRESS Senate of the Philippines Defending The Sanctity Of Our Democratic Institutions          Mister President, honorable members of this esteemed chamber:          I rise today on a matter of personal and collective privilege. We find ourselves on the verge of a constitutional crisis,…
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Senators denounce Cha-cha ‘bribers’

(THE MANILA TIMES) TWO senators on Monday denounced the reported attempt by some Charter change (Cha-cha) proponents to bribe local government leaders into signing a petition to amend the Constitution. “Our Constitution is not for sale,” Sen. Maria Josefa Imelda “Imee” Marcos said in a statement. “We denounce those allegedly bribing districts, LGUs (local government…
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Jinggoy, Imee inalmahan P100 bayad sa pirma para sa Cha-cha

(INQUIRER) Hindi pinalagpas ni Senator Jinggoy Estrada ang napa-ulat na pagbabayad ng P100 sa bawat pipirma para sa isinusulong na People’s Initiative, na magiging daan para magkaroon ng Charter change o Cha-cha. “It is unethical and illegal to solicit signatures of constituents to petition for Charter change moves in exchange for P100, in the guise…
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‘Unethical, illegal’: Jinggoy slams P100 per signature campaign for Charter Change

(MANILA BULLETIN) Sen. Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada on Monday, January 8 slammed as “unethical” and “illegal” the reported attempts to railroad Charter change where local chief executives were supposedly asked to give P100 to every constituent who would sign a petition to amend a constitutional provision directing Congress to vote separately when amending the Constitution. Estrada…
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On P100 per signature petition for Charter Change

It is unethical and illegal to solicit signatures of constituents to petition for Charter change moves in exchange for P100, in the guise of supposed people’s initiative. This practice clearly violates our laws and undermines the democratic process. The people’s initiative is a constitutional right that should be exercised freely and without coercion. Whoever is…
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