He wants to add the country nobility
The President of the Philippines Rodrigo duterte concerned about the colonial past of their country and decided to rename.
The Philippines received its current name more than 300 years ago, when the Spanish king Philip II, when the island nation was a colony of Spain.
The initiative Duterte echoes the proposal of former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, who offered to call the country “Maharlika”, which means “nobility”.
“Marcos was right. He wanted to rename the Philippines “Maharlika” because this word from the Malay language,” he said.
In addition, Duterte proposed to amend the Constitution regarding the state structure of the Philippines, proposing to make the state Federation.