Duterte blasts ‘evil’ party-list system

MANILA, Philippines---"This party-list (system), that's one evil."   President Rodrigo Duterte issued the scathing remark Wednesday night as he lamented the entry of millionaires in Congress through the party-list system, impairing its mandate to provide representation for the marginalized sectors.   "Everyone involved there are the rich," Duterte pointed out after the oath-taking of newly elected officials of Cagayan de Oro City. "The rich people fund the party-lists. They are named after laborers but the people behind it are the millionaires. So they stay in power there."   Theparty-listsystem was enacted in 1995 to provide the marginalized and under...

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