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Federalist questions

  Part 5 INDONESIA presents an interesting study for federalism. In many ways, they share an affinity with us, starting with their struggle for independence with university/student leaders like Salvador “Doy” Laurel ready to enlist in “merdeka” (independent/freedom) hostilities against Dutch colonial masters in the 1940s. Surplus Philippine weaponry smuggled to Indonesian shores for freedom […].....»»

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Federalist questions

  Part 21 THE flustered, confused, approach to Philippine federalism with various competing models (e.g. PDP, Consultative Committee, House of Representatives etc.), further exposes the weakness of the attempt, on the best matrix for adoption. In the House version (authored by Speaker Gloria Arroyo & 21 other legislators) there is no specific number of federal […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 19th, 2019

Federalist questions

  Part 20 ASIDE from the gargantuan cost previously discussed, more financial burdens will certainly confound the Filipino people. There are more bodies and institutions proposed by the Consultative Committee. There is under Article X on ‘Constitutional Commissions the creation of a new ‘Federal Competition Commission’ which shall enforce and implement all laws and regulations […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 13th, 2019

Federalist questions

  PART 18 FEDERALISM was a catchy campaign tag-line for the sharing of revenues and power, to expedite development and progress in parts of the Philippines, left behind. The political imbalance coupled with rising regional/local demands for economic equality further percolated provincial resentments in the Visayas and Mindanao. Federalism became a promising proposition to supposedly […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 29th, 2019

Federalist questions

  Part 17 CONTRIBUTORY missteps to tipping the delicate balance of indigenous identities or regionalized groupings of the Philippine state, are age old memories of inequality and undue advantage. For example – had Manuel Quezon not been a Tagalog in a majority population of Visayans, with a Cebuano vice president, likely, the national language would […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2019

Federalist questions

  Part 16 PHILIPPINE exploration into the complex web of federalism, may be partly explained in the context of awakened indigenous cleavages in history. The concept of “geographical determinism” illustrating the evolution of respective regional dialects, customs, traditions etc. due to an archipelagic topography. Diverse islands – jealousies and conflicts – further cultivated with the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 16th, 2019

Federalist questions

  Part 15 ADDITIONAL tutorial on the American experience on federalism, regarding the weighty issue of – whether state secession was constitutional? Particularly, the preservation of state rights voluntary entrance in establishing a union, and withdrawal thereafter? Note, four years after the defining 1865 Civil War, in Texas v. White, the US Supreme Court held, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 9th, 2019

Federalist questions

  Part 14 NINE states approved the draft constitution, out of the original 13, of the United States of America in 1787. The Federal Government began operations in March 4, 1789. The union increased with 11 new states, thereafter, e.g. Ohio 1805, Louisiana 1812, Maine 1820 etc., to Texas and California on 1845 and 1850, […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2019

Federalist questions

  Part 13 THE historiography of the United States of America was predicated on what was the establishment of the first 13 sovereign states and republics. Originally known as British American Colonies e.g. Delaware, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania etc. There was a French and Indian War (1754-63), a proxy war of dominion between parent countries France against […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 24th, 2019

Federalist questions

  Part 12 THE United Kingdom (UK) is another amalgamated examination on this question. Once member to the European Union (EU), a political, trade, and monetary body of 28 countries e.g. UK, Germany, France etc. 513M population represented by 751 Members of Parliament elected by direct suffrage among member states. There is a president of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 18th, 2019

Federalist questions

  Part 9 THE Federal Administration of Canada is 10 provinces e.g. Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, etc. and 3 territories with a constitutional monarchy under Queen Elizabeth II. Legislative powers are shared by federal and provincial governments with distinct authority reserved each under the constitution. Federal legislation may cover postal services, census, military, criminal […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 27th, 2019

Federalist questions

  Part 8 THE precarious bent for ethnic, religious, economic self-determination, and depending on the ripening of issues, political independence, is a logical and ever-present danger in unions, confederations, federal governance e.g. former USSR, Canada, Germany etc. to include autonomous regions. Self-governance is the highest form of aspiration for ambitious separatists. When timing is most […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 21st, 2019

Federalist questions

  Part 7 THE providence of Czechoslovakia is another foretaste on federalist questions. Located in Central Europe as one of sovereign successor states by several treaties post WW I, Treaty of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Treaty of Trianon, Treaty of Versailles, France. Originally, part of the vast Astro-Hungarian Empire (Constitutional Monarchy). Czechoslovakia is a multi-lingual collection of ethnic-nations […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 14th, 2019

Federalist questions

  Part 6 BESIEGED with deep inter-ethnic tensions in Indonesia since its founding e.g. regions outside of Java, Aceh and Kalimantan (Borneo); historical discrimination/violence vs. the ‘Orang Tionghoa’ (Chinese descent) since 1740s; five notional separatist states struggle for independent republics — a unitary-single state under the Republic of Indonesia was the practical solution for the […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsAug 6th, 2019

Federalist questions

  Part 5 INDONESIA presents an interesting study for federalism. In many ways, they share an affinity with us, starting with their struggle for independence with university/student leaders like Salvador “Doy” Laurel ready to enlist in “merdeka” (independent/freedom) hostilities against Dutch colonial masters in the 1940s. Surplus Philippine weaponry smuggled to Indonesian shores for freedom […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJul 30th, 2019

Journalism is such a radical thing

Eventually, the things we learn and write about lead us to ask the questions “So what?” and “For whom?” Without fail, genuine disciples of journalism would ask themselves the questions “If not for public good, what for? If not for the people, why?” The post Journalism is such a radical thing appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsDec 15th, 2019

The sacking of Leni: Not really telling it like it is

Vice President Leni Robredo takes questions from the media after attending a forum at the Ateneo De Manila University in Quezon City on December 4, 2019. | Photo by Luis Adrian Hidalgo/CMFRC.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 11th, 2019

Palace rethinking sanctity of contracts?

WHAT happens if a successor of President Duterte questions contracts entered into on his watch for being lopsided or even traitorous? The blame game for onerous deals could be played in an unending political cycle......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 11th, 2019

Aga Muhlach, excited sa pelikula niya na ‘Miracle in Cell No. 7’

IBA ANG AURA ni Aga Muhlach sa grand media conference ng pelikula niyang Miracle in Cell No. 7. Dama mo na excited ang aktor sa pelikula niyang ito. Nasa mood siya sumagot ng lahat ng mga questions sa kanya. Sa katunayan,nangako nga siya sa mga media na present na magbo-blow-out siya kapag hinirang siya as […] The post Aga Muhlach, excited sa pelikula niya na ‘Miracle in Cell No. 7’ appeared first on Pinoy Parazzi......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinoyparazziRelated NewsDec 10th, 2019

2019 PBA Draft: Winners, sleepers, questions

Here is how we look at the just-concluded PBA Draft......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 9th, 2019

Louise ticks off biggest questions in

Screen actress Louise Delos Reyes is definitely on a roll. This year alone she’s done four films, two of which had been commercially released followed by the third movie that unspools on Dec. 11 and another one due to be released early next year......»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  thestandardRelated NewsDec 9th, 2019