Palace says renaming Philippines to 'Maharlika' needs congressional action Rodrigo Duterte wants to rename the Philippines 'Maharlika'
MANILA, Philippines — Changing the Philippines' name would require a new law and the public's approval in a referendum, Malacañang said Tuesday, after President Duterte had revived a proposal to rename the Philippines to "Maharlika." In a speech ... Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is advocating to change the nation's name one day to “Maharlika” to move away from the country's colonial links. Mr Duterte's call echoes a push by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos to call the nation Maharlika ... Read more
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Tue, 02/12/2019 - 10:00
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