Sagot ay “No” sa Pederalismo (Ikatlong 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)

Consequently, according to fellow Beyond Deadlines writer, former Senator Jose Lina, in his Sagot Kita Bayan column which was posted last June 29, “…as a result of the foregoing devolution of powers and functions, the national government is left with the following powers and responsibilities: foreign policy, national security and defense, power to declare war, foreign relations including the ratification of treaties; foreign trade, customs and quarantine; currency, fiscal and monetary system, taxation, budget and audit; immigration, emigration and extradition; national government public works and infrastructures; postal; national air, sea and land transportation; intellectual property and copyright; meteorology; standards of weights and measures; grants-in-aid to local governments; census and statistics; cloning, genetic research and engineering; penal system, offenses defined in the Revised Penal Code, and crimes under special laws.”

The powers left with the national government, I should say, does not directly affect the way local governments are governed. Most importantly, the LGC makes the local executive accountable to the people.

Chapter 1, Section 1, Paragraphs b and c of the LGC states:

(b) It is also the policy of the State to ensure the accountability of local government units through the institution of effective mechanisms of recall, initiative and referendum;

(c) It is likewise the policy of the State to require all national agencies and offices to conduct periodic consultations with appropriate local government units, non-governmental and people’s organizations, and other concerned sectors of the community before any project or program is implemented in their respective jurisdictions.

In short the elements that make a federal system attractive is already provided for by our existing laws.

(May Karugtong sa Biyernes)

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

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Kung ibig ninyong maligo sa hot spring ay maari kayong pumunta sa Infinity Resort sa Indigo Bay Subdivision, Brgy. Bagong Kalsada, Calamba City. Malapit lamang sa Metro Manila at mula sa resort na ito ay tanaw ninyo ang banal na bundok Makiling. Magpadala nang mensahe sa www.facebook.com/privatehotspringresort para sa karagdagang impormasyon o reserbasyon ng lugar. Salamat po.

(Read More: http://beyonddeadlines.com/2018/02/02/sagot-ay-no-sa-pederalismo-ikalawang-bahagi/)

 

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

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