Referendum pushed to fast-track federalism

DAVAO CITY -- The lead convenor of the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) has proposed Monday a nationwide referendum to move forward this country’s shift to federalism.

“It is the platform that propelled then Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to the presidency. It can win hands down in a referendum,” said NAPC Secretary Noel K. Felongco in an interview with local reporters, referring to Duterte's election campaign promise to change the present form of government.

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