Davide expects discussion on federalism in Duterte’s SONA

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 07/22/2018

Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III expects that President Rodrigo Duterte will discuss about his plans on fedralism in his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday (July 24). The governor also expects that Duterte will ask…

Economists: Federalism can spell disaster to PH

Inquirer.net 07/16/2018

A SHIFT to federalism can only spell disaster for the Philippines, possibly stoking “hyperinflation” and ceding more powers than what many local government units (LGUs) are ready to handle, top economists from the University of Asia and…

Negros bishops to gov’t: Don’t rush shift to federalism

Inquirer.net 03/27/2018

BISHOPS from Negros Island have appealed to President Rodrigo Duterte and his allies not to rush the country’s shift to federalism, stressing that the true voice of the people should be reflected in the planned Charter change…

Cebuanos divided over Cha-cha, federalism

Ador Vincent Mayol 03/01/2018

Cebuanos were divided on the issue of revising the 1987 Constitution but it made for a substantial discussion at the second Senate public hearing held in Cebu City on Thursday. Of the 15 resource speakers who were…

Ilocos Gov. Imee Marcos gives take on federalism in Mandaue stop of Cebu visit

Norman V. Mendoza 02/23/2018

“We should make sure that federalism can bring progress and development especially in Mindanao and the Cordilleras and not chaos.” Ilocos Gov. Maria Imelda Josefa “Imee” R. Marcos gave this advice when asked about his take on…

Gov’t’s federalism drive expands to Cordova, Lapu

Inquirer, Reporter Nestle L. Semilla 01/27/2018

The Duterte administration’s campaign to promote federalism in Cebu continued with the launching of its National Alliance of Movement for Federalism Inc. (NamFed) in the province’s sixth district yesterday. About 500 residents in the towns of Cordova…

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…

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