10 MILLION PEOPLE EYED IN DUTERTE FEDERALISM LISTENING TOUR
BY ROGER M. BALANZA
By the time he finishes his nationwide campaign to sell Federalism as a form of government that could cure the country’s woes, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte’s “Listening Tour” could already have reached one million people.
Organizers of the tour said intense public discussion spilling over from the information campaign could also attract an estimated 10 million people.
Duterte, in what is seem to be a messianic mission, is going around the country to lure support for a shift to a new form of governance as the country is mired in corruption, rising crime and other ills.
Duterte said a federal type of government is the solution to the Moro and communist insurgency, provides for equitable distribution of national wealth and put an end to bureaucratic thievery.