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Tapos na ang boksing! Federalism will be a go if Duterte’s bets win big in senate race

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Senator Kiko Pangilinan’s biggest fear is for President Rodrigo Duterte’s handpicked bets would win the majority of the 12 senatorial seats up for grabs in the mid-term polls.

Pangilinan said the Senate in the current.

Congress was the only reason why Duterte failed to railroad his plan to shift to a federal form of government which was approved by the Lower Chamber.

“Ang pinaka-mahalaga palagay ko, ‘pag ang Senado ay naging sunod-sunuran ay itutulak ang charter change, no term limits, term extension etc., ay tapos na ang boxing, ikanga,” said Pangilinan in an interview with ANC’s Christian Esguerra.

Pangilinan is hopeful that voters would not only back the Otso Diretso candidates but also choose senatorial bets who would oppose charter change.

“Isama na siguro ‘yung hindi magiging sunod-sunuran at hindi magiging ano, we need an independent Senate. Alam mo kung sunod-sunuran ng senado baka chacha na tayo ngayon,” said Pangilinan.

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