Lower House Begins Discussion on Constitutional Change, Shift to Federalism

The move to change the constitution and shift to federalism finally got going after the House of Representatives formed several technical working groups to handle different provisions of the charter. A final draft will be submitted to the Rules Committee in December. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez had vowed to make the issue a priority in order to fulfill President Rodrigo Duterte’s promise made during the latter’s presidential

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