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[ANALYSIS] Why Duterte’s federalism endangers government’s finances

  More and more groups are opposing President Rodrigo Duterte’s push for federalism via charter change, otherwise known as Bayanihan Federalism. Rather surprisingly, a lot of the pushback is coming from Duterte’s own cadre of economic managers. Last week Finance Secretary Sonny Dominguez said he would “ absolutely ” vote ........»»

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More groups back economic managers on federalism apprehensions

Nineteen more groups have expressed their support for the economic managers and joined the call to Congress to carefully consider the costs of moving to a federal system of government......»»

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‘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......»»

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Congress wants to increase deficit level in 2019 nat l budget-Diokno

Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno talks about the 2019 national budget, federalism and government disbursement during the Meet Inquirer Multimedia Forum at the Inquirer headquarters in Makati City......»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: News20 hr. 7 min. ago Related News

Economic risks of federalism

As if selling federalism to the public was not challenging enough, two of the administration's economic managers publicly expressed their opposition to the system change. Finance Secretary Car.....»»

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Mocha can still join federalism campaign if she sticks to official line — Andanar

Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson can still join the federalism information campaign as long as she follows the government line, Presidential Communications Operations Office head Martin Andanar said Tuesday. Source link link: Mocha can still join federalism campaign if she sticks to official line — Andanar.....»»

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Mocha will pay a very heavy price if she doesn t control herself - Roque

Drew Olivar, co-host of Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson in the 'Good News Game Show,' performs his dance on federalism. (Photo from Mocha Uson's video) Pre.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsAug 14th, 2018Related News

Debates healthy for Federalism

By Nelson S. Badilla ‘PALACE WELCOMES INPUTS’ Managing disaster and controlling the political clans from dominating certain localities are crucial for the region to prosper. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque yesterday said Malacañang welcomes all inputs, whether positive or negative, that make the debates on the proposed Federal form of government healthy. Roque was reacting to […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsAug 13th, 2018Related News

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, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 13th, 2018Related News

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….....»»

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Business groups support economic managers over federalism risks - Rappler

Business groups support economic managers over federalism risks - Rappler.....»»

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More push for Federalism

By Mario Mallari GO AIRS NEED The definition is not clear to many, it does not trickle down to the grassroots. Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Secretary Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go yesterday admitted to the need for a wider, more effective campaign for Federalism to make the people understand its features and benefits. Go […].....»»

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Business groups: Weigh costs, risks of federalism - Philippine Star

Business groups: Weigh costs, risks of federalism - Philippine Star.....»»

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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......»»

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Recto defends Duterte economic team on federalism

MANILA, Philippines – Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto defended President Rodrigo Duterte's economic managers in the face of a call  to dismiss them for opposing federalism. "You don't shut them out of the discussions. You bring them in because the cost of federalism is front and center of the issue," Recto ........»»

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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.....»»

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Gov t officials opposing federalism just need more info, says Pimentel

Sen. Aquilino 'Koko' Pimentel III (Photo by JOSEPH VIDAL / Senate Public Relations and Information Bureau) Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III on Saturday said government officials against federal.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsAug 12th, 2018Related News

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.....»»

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Imee Marcos pushes for federalism drive

TACLOBAN CITY - Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos found the responses to a controversial video on federalism to be an overkill. 'We really need to push (campaign for) federalism because the aw.....»»

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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?.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Aug 12th, 2018Related News