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Shift to federalism ‘now or never’

On the beat THIS 2018, the theme of those who have been pushing the revision of the Constitution and shift to a federal system of government is “now or never.” The schedule is tight and this is the reason why lawmakers are planning to submit all the proposed amendments to….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalJan 13th, 2018

Fitch unit: Duterte allies likely to win Senate control

Next year’s mid-term elections could allow President Rodrigo Duterte’s allies to take control of the Senate and facilitate a shift to federalism, a Fitch unit said. This would also provide a boost to the policymaking process but at the same time weaken the country’s system of checks and balances, Fitch Fitch Solutions Macro Research said [...] The post Fitch unit: Duterte allies likely to win Senate control appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 10th, 2018

‘Only P13.5 billion needed for federalism shift’

A hefty P13.54 billion is needed for the country’s shift to a federal form of government, the consultative committee (Concom) estimates......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 1st, 2018

NEDA pitches roadmap for federalism shift

  MANILA, Philippines – The National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) made public the agency’s proposal on how to shift to a federal form of government. In a statement, NEDA proposed that the shift should be carried out in 5 phases spanning 15 years ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

Shift to federalism to cost gov t P253.5B, says Neda

If implemented next year, the shift to a federal form of government will cost up to P253.5 billion and this will be on top of the current cost of running the government, according to the National E.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

NEDA proposes phased, 15-year federalism shift

The country’s socioeconomic planners have proposed a phased shift to a federal form of government that will span 15 years to avoid disruptions to the economy’s growth momentum......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

NEDA: Federalism shift to cost P253B

Shifting to a federal form of government will incur additional public expenditures of as high as P253 billion during the first year of implementation, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) has estimated. The bulk comprises incremental costs ranging from P156.693 billion to P243.502 billion, NEDA figures presented by Undersecretary Rosemarie Edillon during an Economic [...] The post NEDA: Federalism shift to cost P253B appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

Palace: No stopping 2019 polls with 2 months before filing of candidacy

Barely two months before the filing of certificate of candidacy, Malacaang assured the public that the 2019 midterm elections would push through despite moves to ratify the 1987 Constitution for a shift to federalism. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said he could not see any hint that next year's elections would be canceled. "Tuloy na tuloy po ang halalan," Roque said in an ambush interview in Lipa City, Batangas. (The elections will really push through) "Ang Presidente po napakatagal na sa pulitika at naniniwala po siya sa demokrasya. Naniniwala po siya sa eleksyon," he added. (The President has been in politics for a long time. He believes in democracy. He believes...Keep on reading: Palace: No stopping 2019 polls with 2 months before filing of candidacy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

Duterte to sell federalism to cool senators

DESPITE the “dead in the water” comments on federalism in the Senate, Senator Aquilino Koko Pimentel III said that no less than President Duterte himself will appeal to members of the majority in the Senate to consider the proposed shift to a federal government. Pimentel maintained his optimism on the….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

Not the right time for a federal shift

Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno, head of President Duterte’s Consultative Committee (ConCom), appears to believe that political dynasties and the economic elite are behind the move opposing the ConCom’s draft constitution that calls for the shift of the present unitary system to Federalism. He, and presumably his commissioners, point to the entrenched political […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

Senators say Duterte may pitch for federalism, but...

Senators are willing to listen to President Duterte if he will make a pitch for federalism, but it would not guarantee the immediate passage of proposals to amend the Constitution to shift the country to a federal system......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

Federalism unlikely now but still relevant — analysts

THE SHIFT to federalism is now unlikely to move ahead within President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s term, but its significance as a continuing public issue remains, analysts sought for comment said. The post Federalism unlikely now but still relevant — analysts appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsAug 19th, 2018

More business groups back economic managers call to weigh cost of federalism

Several business groups joined the call of Philippine economic managers for fiscal prudence, more dialogues and a well-considered approach in the proposed shift to federalism......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

‘Shift to federalism can’t be rushed’

A FEDERAL system of government is better suited to the culture of the people, but it must be fully discussed among the people, the Wallace Business Forum said. According to the group, shifting to federalism should not be rushed, because there are many considerations involved. “It cannot be rushed, and its cost (should be) well-researched [...] The post ‘Shift to federalism can’t be rushed’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Cost of federalism, Sara Duterte, Trump on Harley-Davidson | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: Seven business groups urged lawmakers to carefully weigh the costs and risks associated with the proposed shift to a federal system of government. President Rodrigo Duterte fired top officials of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Medical Center. Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HNP), the Davao regional party of Sara Duterte Carpio, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

DU30 welcomes public inputs on Federalism shift

President Rodrigo Duterte “welcomes” inputs from all members of society including the business community, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said yesterday amid concerns of the economic impact of the shift to Federalism. Business groups on Sunday raised concerns on “ambiguous provisions” in the division of revenues and expenditures between the federal….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Business groups: Weigh costs, risks of federalism

In support of concerns raised by economic managers, seven of the country’s biggest business groups yesterday called on legislators to weigh the costs and risks of the proposed shift to a federal system of government......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

Business groups urge lawmakers to weigh costs of shifting to federalism

Local business groups are worried about the consequences of shifting to a federal form of government, echoing the woes earlier raised by some of the country's economic managers. Seven business groups, including the country's largest business group the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), are urging lawmakers to weigh carefully the costs, risks and uncertainty of the shift. In a statement on Sunday afternoon, the local business chambers called for "full, open, and dispassionate dialogues" about federalism, a move that would have far reaching effects in the country and its future. The call for dispassionate talks came after a member of the consultative committee urg...Keep on reading: Business groups urge lawmakers to weigh costs of shifting to federalism.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

Duterte ally steps up criticisms on federalism

MANILA: A close ally of President Rodrigo 'Rody' Duterte who also heads his economic team, stepped up his criticisms on the proposed controversial shift to a federal form of government, w.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

Is pushing for federalism going too far?

DURING the last presidential election, the shift to federalism was an incredibly popular campaign promise. Many people, especially those living in provinces, found the prospect of having more control over budgets and policies in their states attractive. However, the popularity has dropped considerably with recent and more detailed discussions on federalism taking place in the… link: Is pushing for federalism going too far?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

Gov’t officials opposing federalism just need more info, says Pimentel

Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III on Saturday said government officials against federalism would "need more information" on the proposed shift of government. He made this comment after Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III and other economic managers earlier told the Senate finance committee that federalism might damage the momentum of the country's economy. "Ang nakukuha ko naman sa sinasabi nila is they need more information. Kailangan lang nila ng karagdagang impormasyon," Pimentel, president of the ruling party pushing for federalism, told DWIZ. [What I'm getting from their remarks is they need more information. They just need more information.] READ: Economic managers cite r...Keep on reading: Gov’t officials opposing federalism just need more info, says Pimentel.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018