Federalism

Duterte federalism campaign goes online during pandemic

Published by rudy Date posted on May 18, 2020

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Group blasts Arroyo for 12 ‘dangerous’ provisions in House draft federal charter

Published by rudy Date posted on January 1, 2019

by Pathricia Ann V. Roxas, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Jan 1, 2019 MANILA, Philippines — A multi-sectoral group on Tuesday warned the public of 12 “dangerous, anti-Filipino, anti-youth, anti-NGO, and anti-democracy provisions” under the House draft federal charter principally authored by Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

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Federalization’s false promises

Published by rudy Date posted on December 20, 2018

By: Hermenegildo C. Cruz, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Dec 20, 2018 Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has just revived the proposal to amend our Charter, converting the government from unitary to federal form. Advocates of federalization claim that the unitary government has not worked and, therefore, we should federalize. This approach, they say, will hasten economic development…

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Federalism linked to greater inequality, UP study finds

Published by rudy Date posted on September 9, 2018

By Leo Jaymar G. Uy, Businesssworld, Sep 9, 2018 FEDERALISM is a “strong predictor” of higher income inequality in developing economies and higher poverty on average for all countries, a study by the University of the Philippines School of Economics (UPSE) said.

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NEDA proposes phased, 15-year federalism shift

Published by rudy Date posted on August 31, 2018

by Ian Nicolas Cigaral (philstar.com) – Aug 31, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — The country’s socioeconomic planners have proposed a phased shift to a federal form of government that will span 15 years to avoid disruptions to the economy’s growth momentum.

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More than P13-B needed for shift to federalism: ConCom

Published by rudy Date posted on August 31, 2018

by Ripples, Aug 31, 2018 MANILA – A member of the Consultative Committee (ConCom) that drafted the proposed Federal Constitution said Friday the shift to a federal system of government will only cost about PHP13.29 billion.

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The fiscal cost of shifting to a federal structure

Published by rudy Date posted on August 22, 2018

by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) – Aug 22, 2018 The draft federal constitution of the ConCom (Constitutional Committee) submitted to the Congress for adoption has huge budgetary implications on government operations which may likely cause a fiscal crisis.

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[ANALYSIS] Why Duterte’s federalism endangers government’s finances

Published by rudy Date posted on August 15, 2018

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More groups back economic managers on federalism apprehensions

Published by rudy Date posted on August 15, 2018

by Louella Desiderio (The Philippine Star) – Aug 15, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — Nineteen more groups have expressed their support for the economic managers and joined the call to Congress to carefully consider the costs of moving to a federal system of government.

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Rody to consider biz groups’ inputs on federalism

Published by rudy Date posted on August 14, 2018

by Alexis Romero with Lawrence Agcaoili, Cecille Suerte Felipe (The Philippine Star) – Aug 14, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte wants solutions to the concerns of economic managers and business groups that urged Congress to assess the costs and risks of the proposed shift to a federal form of government.

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‘Careful with federalism’

Published by rudy Date posted on August 13, 2018

Business groups warn lawmakers of risks, costs of new gov’t system by Othel V. Campos, Manila Standard, Aug 13, 2018 INFLUENTIAL business groups on Sunday called on lawmakers to carefully weigh the costs and risks associated with the proposed shift to a federal system of government.

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Business groups urge lawmakers to weigh costs of shifting to federalism

Published by rudy Date posted on August 12, 2018

By: Roy Stephen C. Canivel, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Aug 12, 2018 Local business groups are worried about the consequences of shifting to a federal form of government, echoing the woes earlier raised by some of the country’s economic managers.

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Federalism breeds oppressive, unjust regime — Hilario Davide Jr.

Published by rudy Date posted on August 7, 2018

by Ghio Ong With Delon Porcalla(The Philippine Star), Aug 7, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — The proposed federal form of government for the Philippines could “breed a tyrannical, oppressive and unjust regime,” former chief justice Hilario Davide Jr. has warned.

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Political analyst expose the cheating & deception of Pulse Asia & mainstream media about federalism

Published by rudy Date posted on July 17, 2018

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Federalism is not heaven

Published by rudy Date posted on March 6, 2018

By: Cielito F. Habito, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mar 06, 2018 I’m told that in public gatherings assembled by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and local government units, audiences are practically being promised heaven under a federal form of government, with hardly any serious effort to explain how or why. In a…

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Davide: Federalism is no new paradise

Published by rudy Date posted on March 2, 2018

by Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Inquirer, Mar 2, 2018 CEBU CITY—Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Hilario Davide on Thursday warned about efforts to amend the 1987 Constitution, saying the proponents of federalism were promising a false paradise.

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Proposed charter for federal PH weakens Senate, eyes prime minister

Published by rudy Date posted on January 9, 2018

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Direly needed change

Published by rudy Date posted on August 4, 2017

By Jose C. Sison (The Philippine Star), Aug 4, 2017 It is really hard to simply brush aside the day-to-day killings taking place in our country now. These killings may really be unavoidable particularly in the on-going war against the IS backed Maute terrorist group in Marawi City and the long drawn out war against…

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What is federalism?

Published by rudy Date posted on June 13, 2017

The term has two opposing meanings The Economist explains Jun 13th 2017 by M.S. EMMANUEL MACRON’S agenda for strengthening the European Union has revived talk of a “federal Europe”. The French president’s ambition will be easier to achieve without Britain: it has tended to follow the line of Margaret Thatcher, who in 1990 said the…

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COMMENTARY: On Federalism

Published by rudy Date posted on November 14, 2016

By CHRISTIAN S. MONSOD – NOVEMBER 14, 2016 (Delivered at the Galing Pook Forum on 11 November 2016 by former Comelec chair Christian Monsod, a member of the 1986 Constitutional Commission that drafted the 1987 Constitution). Since it was approved by a majority vote of 76% in a national plebiscite in 1987, there have been…

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