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Con-Com chair says House draft charter a ‘disaster to democracy’

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte’s Consultative Committee warned the public about the “deficiencies” of a proposed federal charter drafted and approved by the House of Representatives.

Former Chief Justice Reynato Puno, chair of the committee, said the House’s draft charter, which he believes was “haphazardly” approved, offers a bogus federal form of government.

“We agreed not to endorse this House resolution and to inform the public about its defects and deficiencies. This version is a disaster to our democracy,” he told ANC Thursday.

“They did not create a federal government. They did not create districts. It’s a bogus federalism… Congress will have a monopoly of power in creating these states,” he added.

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