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Federal system a boon to poor provinces

The country’s poorest provinces stand to benefit in a federal system of government that holds the key to an end to strife in Mindanao and economic progress in impoverished communities.

An ally of incoming President Rodrigo Duterte is urging members of Congress to submit to the electorate the question of calling a constitutional convention to propose revision of the 1987 Constitution to establish a federal system of government.

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