Sagot ay “NO” sa Pederalismo…*

UNA sa lahat ay hayaan ninyong ibahagi ng Usaping Bayan ang isa sa mga unang sulatin ng inyong lingkod kaugnay sa panukalang pagkakaroon ng isang pederal na porma ng pamahalaan. Gayun man ay pagpaumanhinan ninyo na ito ay nakasulat sa wikang Ingles.

The argument

The main argument against the current “centralized system” of the Philippine government is that the permissible autonomy within its framework is “limited” and does not solve the perennial problem of impoverishment in areas far from the “imperial” capital city of Metro Manila. Thus, economic federalism, whatever that means, has become a byword among politicians interested to “slice the cake” so to speak.

But what is that that the newly converted federalists under the Duterte administration could detest so much under the current “centralized system” of governance that they want to change the system? Note that many of these longing for a federal state are traditional politicians belonging to political dynasties.

Let us take a look and try to understand

The 1987 Constitution, in its preamble says “We, the sovereign Filipino people, imploring the aid of Almighty God, in order to build a just and humane society, and establish a Government that shall embody our ideals and aspirations, promote the common good, conserve and develop our patrimony, and secure to ourselves and our posterity, the blessings of independence and democracy…”

Clearly, the intent of the law when it says that it intends to “build a just and humane society” is to respect our individuality and the establishment of a system that will secure the common good, which is actually a process where a centralized system of governance was created to ensure an orderly decentralization of powers.

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*Ang mga pananaw sa artikulong ito ay sa sumulat. Maaring hindi ito ang opisyal na posisyon ng Beyond Deadlines.

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