Sagot ay “No” sa Pederalismo (Ikalawang Bahagi)*

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.

(Karugtong)

Let us take a look and try to understand…

.With the passage into law of the 1991 Local Government Code (LGC), the ideals that our Constitution represents were given life. The process of the must sought decentralization has began. It specifically provides, among others, the needed autonomy for all “territorial and political subdivision” of the country to develop their own economic and political system, and culture (Article X, Sections 1, 2 and 11 of the Constitution). Being autonomous, they also have the right to govern their respective territories and decide what is good for them.

Thus, it is not surprising that we currently have the special Cordillera Autonomous Region in Northern Luzon and the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao because of the unique characteristics of their culture. We also have Sharia law in Muslim dominated provinces as a judicial court. Moreover, under our sectarian laws, it is provided that more special autonomous regions could be created if the necessity arises (Article X, Sections 15 and 18, of the Constitution).

The centralized system also gave its autonomous local governments more than enough powers necessary in decentralizing governance (Chapter 1, Section 2a of the LGC).

For instance, LGU are not controlled by the central government, only supervised; they have the power to tax local businesses, they could name important landmarks like schools, hospitals and streets among others; they have effective governance over those which are essential to the promotion of the general welfare, they have the power to generate and apply resources, they could exercise the power of eminent domain, they have corporate powers, they have the authority to negotiate and secure grants, local government executives exercise operational supervision and control over the police as provided for in Republic Act 6975 (the DILG Act of 1990), etc.

(May kasunod po sa Miyerkoles)

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Ang kolum na ito ay inyo ring mababasa tuwing Miyerkoles at Biyernes sa pahayagang Hataw

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(Read More: http://beyonddeadlines.com/2018/01/31/sagot-ay-no-sa-pederalismo/)

 

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

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