Should the Philippines sway to Federal type of Government or not?
August 30, 2010 8:31am CST
because our current type of government seems really not able to help our economy nor anything..
30 Aug 10
I think it's not about time to do such decission. I think this should start first from the very basics of discipline. No matter what type of government we are absorbing, without our essence of self-discipline, it may come worst after all.
4 Sep 10
a federal type of government has its advantages: autonomy in the creation and use of resources which will deter high levels of corruption and increase self-reliance. this is great when the created federal states have good leadership, the people are hardworking, good work programs and systems are in place, and natural and human resources are used well for the benefit of the people, not for corrupt leaders. in a federal form of governance, the basic services for agriculture, health, agrarian reform, etc will also be devolved to the local governments where these federal states will work to have the people benefit from them. again, this is good if there is good leadership and the people are willing to do their share of work,because what they will earn are the same thing that they will use to sustain themselves, otherwise it's not advisable. only a few percentage or none at all will be given to the national treasury (which will also discourage corruption from national leaders). some regions and provinces who are a lot poorer than others will also suffer from this. while it is true that one federal state may be composed of two or three provinces or regions here and the "richer" region/province can help out the "poorer" ones through their resources, there is the need to devise and strictly implement a good system that will effect this successfully for both or all regions/provinces under that one proposed federal state--but are we ready for this kind of hard work?