Federalism to balance distribution of political and economic power of government

LAGAWE, Ifugao, June 29 (PIA) – “So why federalize the Philippines? The primary objective is to balance the distribution of government powers and to balance the distribution of government budget.”


Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Laka sng Bayan (PDP-Laban) Laguna Chapter Chair,  former Laguna Governor,  Emilio Ramon Ejercito emphasized  this during the Ifugao 51st Founding Anniversary and 2017 Gotad Ad Ifugao Grand Program at the Lagawe Plaza on last week.

Ejercito, enjoined the Ifugao people to support the push for federalism, particularly the Nene Pimentel model, which primarily aims to balance the distribution of political and economic power across the regions. He also outlined other objectives of the federal government that includes bridging the gap between the rich and the poor, stopping Muslim rebel repression and communist insurgencies, protection of socio cultural diversity, and empowerment of the Filipino people.

He also shared that former Senator Nene Pimentel, Senate President  Koko Pimentel, former Department of Budget and Management Secretary Salvador Enriquez, Dr. Jose Abueva, Justice Reynato Puno, former Vice President Teofisto Guingona, former DILG Secretary Rafael Alunan, and former Finance Secretary MargaritoTeves are among the members of the 25-man consultative committee formed through Executive Order 10 Series of 2016 signed by President Duterte on December 7, 2016. The committee is tasked to create the final draft of the federal form of government for the Republic of the Philippines.(Jam Malingan-PIA CAR)


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RDC-CAR to address complaints versus anomalous service contracts

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30 years of driving CAR

In Barangay Bugnay in Kalinga province stands a new marker that honors leaders who protested the construction of four hydroelectric dams on Chico River during the martial rule of strongman Ferdinand Marcos.

The project would have generated 1,000 megawatts of electricity but would also displace rice terraces and people from 1,400 square kilometers of land where the dams would rise.