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  Part 20 ASIDE from the gargantuan cost previously discussed, more financial burdens will certainly confound the Filipino people. There are more bodies and institutions proposed by the Consultative Committee. There is under Article X on ‘Constitutional Commissions the creation of a new ‘Federal Competition Commission’ which shall enforce and implement all laws and regulations […]

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Part 19 COST variables for the shift to a federal form of government are reported as follows. Estimates made by the Consultative Committee which drafted the federalist charter put it at P13.29B with 12 additional senators from the present 24, plus 108 more members from the current House of Representatives (HR), etc. under 18 Federated […]

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  PART 18 FEDERALISM was a catchy campaign tag-line for the sharing of revenues and power, to expedite development and progress in parts of the Philippines, left behind. The political imbalance coupled with rising regional/local demands for economic equality further percolated provincial resentments in the Visayas and Mindanao. Federalism became a promising proposition to supposedly […]

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  Part 17 CONTRIBUTORY missteps to tipping the delicate balance of indigenous identities or regionalized groupings of the Philippine state, are age old memories of inequality and undue advantage. For example – had Manuel Quezon not been a Tagalog in a majority population of Visayans, with a Cebuano vice president, likely, the national language would […]

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  Part 16 PHILIPPINE exploration into the complex web of federalism, may be partly explained in the context of awakened indigenous cleavages in history. The concept of “geographical determinism” illustrating the evolution of respective regional dialects, customs, traditions etc. due to an archipelagic topography. Diverse islands – jealousies and conflicts – further cultivated with the […]

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  Part 15 ADDITIONAL tutorial on the American experience on federalism, regarding the weighty issue of – whether state secession was constitutional? Particularly, the preservation of state rights voluntary entrance in establishing a union, and withdrawal thereafter? Note, four years after the defining 1865 Civil War, in Texas v. White, the US Supreme Court held, […]

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