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Duterte to cut short his term after shift to federalism


According to Roque, the chief executive has "absolutely" no wish to extend his term which will last until 2022. READ: Federalism: What Filipinos need to knowTalks on a possible extension of Duterte's term swirled on Wednesday after Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III said that the chief executive's six-year term could be lengthened if needed. Hence, all the more there should be no need for any talk of term extension for the president," Pimentel said in the text message. Last month, an opposition representative warned that Duterte's allies at the House were mulling the possibility of a two-year term extension for the president and five-year elongation for them. There would also be a five-year transition period, according to Zarate, giving lawmakers and Duterte term prolongation until 2024 when new elections under the new Constitution would be held.


Source: Philippine Star January 03, 2018 12:33 UTC


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