Critics of the move to amend the constitution see it as an attempt by President Rodrigo Duterte to crack down on leftist party-list groups and eventually extend his term. Photo: AP
Critics of the move to amend the constitution see it as an attempt by President Rodrigo Duterte to crack down on leftist party-list groups and eventually extend his term. Photo: AP

‘Cha-Cha’, anyone? Philippine Congress squares off with Duterte on constitutional changes

  • Proposed amendments would allow for more foreign investment in the country as it attempts to lift itself out of a coronavirus-induced slump
  • But some fear the charter changes are a pretext for strengthening the hand of President Rodrigo Duterte

Critics of the move to amend the constitution see it as an attempt by President Rodrigo Duterte to crack down on leftist party-list groups and eventually extend his term. Photo: AP
Critics of the move to amend the constitution see it as an attempt by President Rodrigo Duterte to crack down on leftist party-list groups and eventually extend his term. Photo: AP
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