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PALACE REJECTS 'NO-EL' SCENARIO TO PUSH FOR CHARTER CHANGE



The Palace on Thursday said the President is strongly opposing the possible 'no-election' scenario for Charter Change.

According to Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque, President Duterte will not have any hand in cancelling the 2019 midterm polls as “he believes in democracy and in the elections.”

However, Roque said, if the people's initiative will push through, the government will have no choice but to abide by its results.

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez proposes to suspend the 2019 elections to facilitate the country's shift to federalism.