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IQF: Is the Constitution the roadblock?

Proponents of Charter change (or Cha-cha) blame the Constitution for the Philippines’ being a development laggard. They say that it failed to bring about the change expected after the EDSA People Power Revolution in 1986. The Constitution, they also claim, has become an obstacle to the development of our education,…

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IQF: #YouthChallenge: Participate and Change the Face of Politics

The voice of the youth is vital in governance and socio-political discourses, not only because the future belongs to them, but also because they are key partners in building our nation. As Pope Francis said, “Dear young people, you are not the future but the now…” This statement recognizes the…

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IQF: Charter Change: At What Cost?

Even if President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said that Charter change (Cha-cha) is not a priority of his administration, his allies in the House of Representatives continued their deliberation on proposals to amend the 1987 Constitution. Why do they want to amend our Constitution? They want to loosen some restrictions…

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Our Money, Our Lifeline: Where Have the COVID-19 Funds Gone?

The National Capital Region (NCR) was placed on enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) on August 6-20, 2021, and consequently on its fourth lockdown in a period of one and a half years. Other key cities on ECQ in August were Cebu, Iloilo, and Cagayan de Oro, while many provinces such as Laguna,…

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