Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Mga LP Duwag Dahil Sa Pagpigil Nila Sa Federalismo Ni Duterte Ayon Kay Nene Pimentel!


A federal form of government will address the problem of unemployment among Filipinos says former Sen. Aquilino Pimentel Jr said Wednesday.

“The entry of investors in the various parts of the country would need the participation and consent of the National Economic and Development Authority. Whereas, if you adapt the federal system, then the federal states will be empowered to invite investors to come their way and locate themselves in specific areas within the territory,” Pimentel during the Senate deliberations on the proposed charter change.

The federalism advocate noted that the shift would “provide employment for the people, which I think is one of the basic problems confronting the nation today.”

Earlier in the hearing, Pimentel — credited with crafting the Local Government Code, which gives local governments more autonomy — said federalism is "vital," not a "lethal experiment" as described by former Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr.

In December 2017, the country recorded an unemployment rate of 5.7 percent, one point higher than the 4.7 percent in 2016.

Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian then asked why the Constitution needs to be revised instead of just introducing amendments to economic provisions in the charter.

“That will be easier to do and yet you will still be confronted with the situation where the implementation of that good intention is still in the hands of the Metro Manila highly-centralized government,” Pimentel said.

Concentration of money and power in "Imperial Manila" has helped fuel the call for federalism, one of the campaign promises of the widely popular President Rodrigo Duterte.

He added: “We’re suggesting that more powers of the government will be devolved to federal states unlike what is provided in the Local Government Code.”


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