Federalism debate heats up in the Philippines

President Rodrigo Duterte aims to define his legacy by devolving power to the periphery, but polls show Filipinos are skeptical of his intentions

August 3, 2018 6:10 PM (UTC+8)
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (L) distributes goods to residents affected by armed conflict, during a visit to Isabela town, Basilan province, on southern island of Mindanao. Photo: AFP/Rey Baniquet
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (L) distributes goods to residents affected by armed conflict, during a visit to Isabela town, Basilan province, on southern island of Mindanao. Photo: AFP/Rey Baniquet
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