Despite the deafening issues of food security, increasing fuel and electricity prices as well as tuition fee hikes, the issue of federalizing the Republic of the Philippines would not die down. The reason: The federal system is seen to be an answer to the pressing woes caused by a centralized government. Last April 23, Senator … Continue reading A Federal State of Bicol?
An interesting write from Carrick Irwin of Canada which supports the idea of "unity in diversity". Canada, by the way, also has a federal system of government and is actually one of the models Philippine federalists are looking into. A portion of his write is as follows: I have always been a fan of multiculturalism … Continue reading Multiculturalism vs Assimilation
A couple of months ago, Serbian friends visited our Institute and shared their researches and insights on peaceful protests and revolutions. A couple of weeks after they returned to Serbia, violence broke out. Kosovo, one of its regions, was so decided to break free from the nation. This morning, as I was keeping track of … Continue reading Globalism vs Self Determination
Last April 23 and 24, I attended the Round Table Discussion (RTD) and Workshop on Decentralization and Federalism at Southwoods, Carmona, Cavite. Masyado akong natali sa conferences and RTDs on party-list system and political parties the past few years kaya haloy bago ako nakaatendir giraray sa mga pagtiripon na manungod sa federalismo. And just like … Continue reading Federalism and the Bicol Region