Federalism In The Philippines

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Federalism, a system of government where power is not centralized in one state. It is a very effective form of government because it decentralizes the power from the capital state and it is allotted throughout each state, although the President or the head of the state still holds the supervision all throughout. President Rodrigo Duterte wants to push for Federalization of the country. It would benefit the country since the political power and economic power is centralized in Manila since democracy was given to us by the Americans. But during the present, dark times have come in the Philippines; terrorism and the war on drugs are problems that are currently persisting in the country. Pushing for federalism can President Duterte is very expressive for the federalization our country, he wants to change the Philippines into a federal democratic country although the transition from a unitary state to a federal nation will open the need to amend the constitution, a new set of government officials, and change the electoral system. It is not the first time that the Philippine government has called for a transition to federalism, according to Bermeo (2002) 22 out of 24 senators voted for a change to federalism although the call for federalism did not push through. The transition from unitary state to a federal state is much easier said than done. Since the country is facing terrorist attacks and more, the transition should take place slowly as changing the form of government will
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