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Ampatuans have put federalism on hold ZOOMING IN Rudy Romero 01/18/2010

Monday, January 18, 2010


Ampatuans have put federalism on hold


ZOOMING IN

Rudy Romero
01/18/2010

Among those at the forefront of the last few years’ agitation for a revision of the Constitution have been the adherence to the idea of converting the entirety of this country into a federation of regions enjoying autonomy in all areas, except defense and external relations. Though many of them are opposed to the administration of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, the federalists have sublimated their antagonism to their quest for a federal republic. In so doing, they have dismayed and alienated the multitude of Filipinos who believe that getting rid of Arroyo is the first priority and federalism and other important governmental issues can be addressed in a post-Arroyo Constitution-revising exercise.

Since they had decided to hitch their wagon to the Arroyo train, the federalists’ cause would move only if the Arroyo project moved forward..... MORE


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