By Raïssa Robles
Now I am convinced that federalism is but a ploy to grant Duterte the same authoritarian powers that the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos used to enjoy.
The draft Constitution dated June 30 shows that the Duterte Constitution would be wide open to mischievous interpretations that would enable him to become a dictator. The draft being submitted today by the Consultative Committee contains the same sections and words that I am referring to.
I am zeroing in for now on two sections:
Section 4 of Article XX; and
Sections 1 and 2 of Article XXII of the Transitory Provisions