Duterte may gain ‘centralized power’ through federalism

Inquirer 01/04/2018

  A former congressman who is also a militant leader warned on Thursday that a road is now being paved for President Rodrigo Duterte’s “centralized power” as some government leaders floated the ideas of term extension and…

Federalism movement gets boost in Visayas

Morexette B. Erram, PR 12/17/2017

NAMFED LAUNCHED IN CEBU Local officials, community leaders and leaders of various groups convened in Cebu City on December 9 to launch the National Alliance of Movement for Federalism Inc. (NAMFed) for the Visayas, an alliance advocating…

Federalism within reach under Duterte

Malou Guanzon Apalisok 11/20/2017

Political turncoatism used to be a term associated with treacherous shift of loyalties, but over the past decades, the exercise has become standard practice in Philippine politics. Presidential election year in and year out, we bear witness…

Federalism, shall we go for it?

Fernando Fajardo 11/03/2017

Federalism is a system of government in which power is divided between a central authority and a constituent political unit. In this case, the federal or national government is the central authority while the constituent political unit…

Barug Team Rama councilors in favor of barangay election postponement

Inna Gian Mejia 09/14/2017

Barug Team Rama councilors approves of the postponement of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections in October. On Tuesday’s “Kapihan sa mga Konsehal,” the allies of former Mayor Michael Rama said they are in favor of the…

Federalism advocates intensify info campaign

Morexette B. Erram 08/17/2017

CEBU FORUM Officials from Malacañang and the Senate who are advocates of federalism will intensify their information campaign by holding more forums about the topic across the country as they believe that their plans to make a…

On martial law and federalism

Ricky Poca 07/24/2017

Last Saturday’s decision by Congress to extend martial law in Mindanao until the end of the year came just as the 60-day declaration ended on that day and owing to the administration’s super majority in both houses,…

A House Divided

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Jheysel Tangaro, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 02/25/2017

The commemoration of the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution that used to showcase the unity among Filipinos became a window into the widening fissure among groups on the opposite sides of the political spectrum. A group of…

DILG brings federalism discussions to the barangays

Victor Anthony V. Silva and Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 02/11/2017

With over 200 village officials and local Interior officials in attendance, the Department of Interior and Local Government in Central Visayas (DILG-7) kicked off on Saturday the discussions on the proposed federal system of government at the…

DILG starts discussions on federalism among barangay leaders in Central Visayas

Victor Anthony V. Silva 02/11/2017

The Department of Interior and Local Government in Central Visayas (DILG-7) on Saturday kicked off discussions at the barangay level on the proposed federal system of government through a regional forum held in a hotel in Cebu…

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