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Duterte’s Push to Alter Constitution Bombs With Majority of Voters

  • Nearly two-thirds of voters oppose president’s federalism push
  • Most Filipinos have little or no knowledge of plan’s details
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A Look At Two Years of Rodrigo Duterte
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Two-thirds of Filipino voters remain opposed to President Rodrigo Duterte’s push to change the constitution and give more power to regional governments, according to a new poll.

The Pulse Asia Research Inc. survey conducted last month found that 62 percent of voters rejected federalism and 67 percent opposed changing the constitution, although 28 percent said they might be open to it in the future.