Effects Of Secessionism In The Philippines

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The argument of reconsidering the establishment of a federal system of government in the archipelago has set in its highest peak when the Duterte administration has finally stepped into office. The advocacy of the Duterte administration especially to the legislators of the Philippine Congress has hastily commenced, with an emphasis from the president’s will to implement such system in five to six years before his term’s completion. As a Filipino born and compelled to complacent with the unitary form of government, this vehement move from the president has flourished different queries from my mind, such as “How will it work?”, “What are its pros and cons?” and the most dangerous question would be, “Will it solved the nation’s problem of secession and corruption?”. Well, these are simple questions entailing critical response and indispensable expectation. The principle of there is no harm in trying is inutile and inoperable in such instance for there is no such thing as take twos or recycle bins in implementing directives that might make or break a country’s state and future. Thus, a necessity for a scrupulous scrutiny is compulsory, especially that every vital matter which concerns every Filipino is at stake. One of such issues that might be resolved or be deteriorated with such change in the Philippine political and socioeconomic set-up is the predicament in the secessionist areas. The Bangsamoro and the Cordilleras are the two most familiar and notable for me. The
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