Bongbong Marcos has yet to see a process that would work as a transition from the present system to federalism. “It might be that we just need a very strong political will, and I think we can all agree that President Duterte has shown it to achieve what he feels is necessary,” Marcos said.
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[VIDEO]: Sen. Bongbong Marcos shared his views about federalism in a TV show in Davao, Gikan Sa Masa Para Sa Masa.
Component of a State
Marcos has yet to see a definitive government template that would make a shift to a Parliament system that is efficient and acceptable to the people. “For example, how would you form the states? If the process is by administrative regions, then we may become, say an Ilocano state,” he said.
Head of State
However, that would affect the political structure in each of the Ilocos region’s provinces, as well as towns and cities, he said. “If somebody had been chosen to head a state, how will you tell the governor? For instance, Governor Imee Marcos that she will no longer be the one to be followed? Instead, it’s the head of the state?” said Marcos
Federalism is not New
“It has become that way because this system has long been with us,” he added. Federalism is not new to the country, Marcos said. It was adopted by former President Ferdinand Marcos. This was during the creation of the Interim Batasang Pambansa was.
Political Will is More Crucial
Since there’s no process yet that would work in today’s climate, political will is a must. Marcos believes that President Du30 has that. The country can then shift to federalism when it’s ready.
VP Leni Robredo insinuates that the Duterte administration just comes up with Federalism without carefully studying it. She wans that the shift to a federal form of government can result to areas that might be left out of the development process. However, in a gathered insights from Sandra Cam and the Binay Camp, poverty is not a real concern for the VP or else she could have used her office already to help alleviate the problem instead of just going against the president. She is afraid to lose her power and scared of Bongbong Marcos as Prime Minister.
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[VIDEO]: REPUBLIKA EPISODE 1/3 talks about the plans, goals, and mandates of her Vice Presidential office with Sandra Cam’s insights on VP Leni Robredo.
Sandra Cam On VP Leni Robredo
Sandra Cam describes VP Leni Robredo as a public official who is not working for the people but for her political Party. While the pro-poor president is working hard on making Filipino lives better, she constantly goes against it. She previously attends cabinet meetings then leak out vital information to her opposing team. Just like a paddle who goes against the tide.
LP’s Term is Over, It’s Time for PDu30
The Liberal Party with Pnoy or President Noynoy Aquino already had their six years in the executve office. Now is the time for them to give way to the president. Sandra Cam blatantly said that they already cheated Bongbong Marcos for the Vice Presidency but since their efforts are not enought to block PDu30, they must bow down to the will of the people.
Robredo explains that federalism might be too drastic to remedy a problem. It is not the only solution to the conflict in Mindanao, she added. Is it the cure for persistent oligarchies? Is it the only way to assure equal wealth-distribution among provinces? Robredo still have no answers to these questions. She said that millions of Filipinos continue to languish in poverty. Federalism might result to unequal provincial development, she firmly contradicts but also not sure.
Hilario Andes from the Binay Camp has this to say to the Vice President: Very wrong Mrs. Robredo. Federalism will afford each federal region to develop their respective towns and cities with their federal income through the taxes directly paid by the Federal economic and corporate and business entities without depending on the existing national budgetary allocations being controlled by the so-called “Imperial Manila ” Please revisit Economics 1 Mrs. Robredo. Its Economics 1.