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Duterte to next president: Abolish party-list system

/ 10:07 AM May 12, 2022

MANILA, Philippines — Outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte recommended to his successor the abolition of the party-list system.

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“Itong party-list kailangang alisin na ito ng kung sinong magpresidente ngayon na papasok,” Duterte said in his Talk to the People aired on Thursday.

“Ako, I recommend the abolition of itong party-list. Ginagamit e,” he added.

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 Duterte, who earlier called for an amendment to the 1987 Constitution, advised the next president to initiate either a Constitutional Assembly (ConAss) or a Constitutional Convention (ConCon).

 “It would be as good as any other time to initiate whether to convert Congress into a constituent body or a magtawag ng constitutional convention, which is very expensive to do,” he said.

 “Dapat umpisahan na sa bagong administrasyon,” he added.

 Earlier, Duterte criticized the exploitation of the country’s party-list system, saying the rich use it to lobby for their interests in Congress.

He also earlier slammed some party-list groups which he claimed are linked to the communist movement.

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