Here are the highlights of the first session of a 6-part learning series on charter change and federalism in Congress that aims to introduce basic considerations in constitutional change and design. 

The second session of the IAG-International IDEA 2018 Learning Sessions on Charter Change and Federalism in Congress is confirmed on May 29th at the House of Representatives and May 31st at the Senate of the Philippines. Speakers for this session will discuss electoral system reform and design.

With concrete proposals out in the open, there is a great need to deepen understanding and analysis of the proposals in the light of the Philippine context and lessons from elsewhere.

The House of Representatives will once again ask President Rodrigo Duterte to certify as urgent the Bangsamoro Basic Law to expedite the passage of the legislation before Congress goes into its sine die adjournment on June 1 | Philippine Daily Inquirer

Congress has to fast-track its approval of a viable Bangsamoro Basic Law that would clear the way for President Rodrigo Duterte’s vision for the long-elusive peace in Mindanao and spur rapid economic development particularly in the island’s poorest provinces | Manila Standard

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