Philippines vice-president derides ‘self-serving’ idea to cancel polls, extend terms as Duterte eyes federalism shift

The Philippines’ vice-president has joined a chorus of opposition to a possible cancellation of midterm elections and extensions to terms in office, including the president’s, amid a renewed push for a shift to federalism.
President Rodrigo Duterte is keen to follow through on his election campaign promise to introduce federalism, saying it would be more equitable for Filipinos and would bring peace and development, especially in the country’s restive south.
House Speaker and…