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.