Effects Of Federalism In The Philippines

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Brillantes, Alex B. Decentralization & Power Shift: An Imperative for Good Governance. Diliman, Quezon City: Asian Resource Center for Decentralization Center for Local and Regional Governance, National College of Public Administration and Governance, University of the Philippines, 2002. Print. Topic: Federalism in the Philippines Summary: The past decentralization made by the Philippines isn’t adequate for our current situation. The mere addition of an autonomous region isn’t enough. Moreover, because of this, certain situations from far regions wont get acknowledge from the central government. Thus, federalism should be adopted to recognize problems and give more hands-on solutions to different provinces Paraphrase: The critical reference to an Imperial Manila is drawn from the negative experiences of our fellow Filipinos (especially people far from Manila). It points toward a system of government that runs from the center, and where choices influencing regions, towns, and groups, are made by individuals who don 't have a clue about their situation. Generally speaking, the Philippines ' unitary and centralized system of government has not served well the requirements of most of the Filipino individuals who live outside of Metro Manila. To conclude, federalism is a national alternative and rebuilding of the whole Philippine political framework is long overdue (570). Direct Quotation: “The experience of countries that have adopted the federal system of government seems to
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