President: Philippines needs constitutional reform
10 October 2017
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As President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to make the Philippines, a federal democratic republic, its Constitution needs to be overhauled. As an amendment or revision of the Constitution encompasses a broader political reform effort, it needs to be designed with positive intentions – debilitating to the political system it purports to govern. As a part of his effort to fulfill the promise, Duterte had also issued an executive order to organise the Consultative Committee on constitutional reform with the mandate to study, conduct consultations, and review the provisions of the 1987 Constitution, including but not limited to the provisions on the structure and powers of the government, local governance, and economic policies.
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