My warning about Charter Change extending Duterte’s term and giving him authoritarian powers was confirmed today

Analysis by Raïssa Robles

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez today confirmed the scenario I laid out on New Year’s Eve about President Rodrigo Duterte turning from a democratically elected leader into an authoritarian ruler.

Let me decode for you what Alvarez and his Senate counterpart, Senate President Koko Pimentel, said today about the planned constitutional changes of Duterte’s ruling PDP-Laban party. [READ MORE…]