Philippine lawmakers start talks for constitutional switch to federal system of government

By Manuel Mogato, 16 January
Philippine lower house lawmakers on Tuesday kicked off discussions on possible changes to the 30-year-old constitution, with the aim of shifting to a system of federal government and allowing the president up to two terms in office. The switch to a federal system was one of the key planks of President Rodrigo Duterte’s election campaign, aimed to remedy what he saw as neglect by a Manila-centri[...] Read more here: Reuters

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