Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said Cordillerans must show they want autonomy so that President Rodrigo Duterte will certify the its corresponding bill as urgent.
Nograles explained that while Duterte supports Cordillera’s quest for autonomy, the President must follow follow Congress’ rules.
He said Duterte will issue the certification once the autonomy bill issues plenary level.
“Cordillerans must also show to the President that there is an overwhelming clamor for autonomy,” Nograles said.
He added this will help convince Duterte “to issue the desired certification to facilitate the immediate approval of the proposed autonomy bills.”