6 months President urges change of PH name citing local Muslim’s view MB
By Genalyn Kabiling The local Muslim community is unlikely to accept the country’s name, Philippines, which was derived from a “despot” Spanish king, President Duterte said last Monday. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech during the 1st National Assembly of the Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on February 25, 2019. (RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) The President, who has advocated the renaming of the country to Maharlika to break from the colonial past, said that even Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) chair Nur Misuari would rather be called a ... more