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Albee Benitez: Duterte assured me of support for Negros Federal Region

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Negros Occidental 3rd District Representative Albee Benitez said President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed not to block the Negros Federal Region (NFR).

The Negros Occidental politiko made the statement during the Department of Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) federalism roadshow held in Dumaguete City on June 18.

Benitez said the Consultative Commission included the NFR in the draft constitution it will submit to Duterte.

He said the time to shift to federalism “has to be now.”

Benitez, along with Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo, Dumaguete City Mayor Felipe Remollo, Isabela Mayor Joselito Malabor, signed a manifesto of support for federalism during the event.