Opposition warns of term extension for Duterte

News Philippines Dec 22, 2017 at 5:00 pm

 (The Philippine Star)

MANILA, Philippines — Buoyed by the wide support President Duterte enjoys from the public, his allies in Congress are mulling over a term extension of at least two years for him and five years for them, opposition congressmen claimed yesterday.

Under the plan, the nation would have a new Constitution under a federal system of government in 2019. The congressional-local elections in May that year would be cancelled.

“These are some of the indecent variations that are being floated by administration allies,” Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate said Dec. 15.

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