Duterte Reiterates Need to Shift to Federalism, But Wants to Retain Strong Presidency

President Rodrigo Duterte, in his State of the Nation address, asked Congress to authorize a constitutional convention that would lead to a shift to a federal system of government. This was one of Duterte’s promises during the campaign period. He, however, said that even with a new system of government, the country should retain a strong president that…

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