The Philippines is at present under a unitary type of government – this implies the central government is the highest administering power. It gets a huge piece of each region’s income and then redistributes it.
What is federalism in the Philippines?
Federalism is a proposed type of government in which sovereignty is devided between the national government and subdivisional governments, (for example, states). Federal system separates the country into a few self-sufficient states with a national government.
The self-ruling states are additionally devided into local government units. They will have the responsibility over building up their nearby enterprises, general wellbeing and security, education, transportation, and culture. These states have more control over their funds, policies, strategies, and laws.
In the past, the Philippines has had attempts at a reform towards a federal system of government – during the administration of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, she recommended federal decentralization as one of the goals of the proposed charter change. However, the attempt failed because opposition from various sectors believes this reform was used to extend her term limit.
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