Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on February 1 urged Cordillerans to support the shift to a federal form of government.
Roque made the statement during the opening of the 23rd Panagbenga Festival in Baguio City.
He said President Rodrigo Duterte is listening to Cordillera’s sentiments on its quest for autonomy.
“Pinakikinggan at pinag-aaralan po ng ating Pangulo ang hinihingi ng rehiyon na magkaroon ng autonomiya,” he said.
Roque said that an autonomous Cordillera is possible under federalism, citing the example of the Bangsamoro Basic Law.
“Ang mensahe ng Presidente ay makapagpatuloy po tayo sa Charter change papunta sa federalism,” he said.