Push for federalism on, says Año, but it’s dead for Drilon

MANILA, Philippines --- Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao on Tuesday said the push for a federal form of government would continue, despite the lack of mention in President Rodrigo Duterte's fourth State of the Nation Address (Sona). "Though the President did not mention it yesterday, in a talk in Mindanao, he mentioned he is still for federalism. Ultimately, this is the solution and we will continue," Ao told a press conference in Quezon City with other Cabinet secretaries. Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles likewise said that the budget allocated for the government's federalism campaign would not be wasted since Task Force Federalism's "consultation, discussion and vetting" tasks conti...

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