‘If you do not want federalism, fine, but change constitution’ - Duterte

‘If you do not want federalism, fine, but change constitution’ - Duterte




More than 3 years from ascending the seat of power in Malacanang or more than half in his term President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is still looking a Federalism as a far-fetched dream.

One of the campaign promises of then Davao City mayor is the change of government from its present set up of Presidential to the Federal set up.


And a lot of political analyst where in agreement if there is a change of government in the country, Duterte can do it because of the mass support in both houses of Congress and he has more than the majority trust of the public.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte
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The President now is open to the possibility that the shift to federal form of government will not be a reality in his lifetime.

But he said, that local officials should atleast amend the 1987 Constitution if they cannot implement Federalism, which he has been  saying to the public that would pave way to the full development of Mindanao.

“If you do not want federalism, fine, but change the Constitution that would change this nation,” the President said in Malacanang after the oath-taking of local officials.




“And for all of the brightest who crafted that constitution, son of... they did not see the simplest fact that money buys everything including political party,” Duterte said during the 121st anniversary of the Philippine Navy last June 17.
“And who benefits? The rich...It’s really a disaster,” he added.






 
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