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Published by Center for Social Policy and Governance, Kalayaan College in Marikina City .
Written in English



  • Philippines.


  • Constitutional law -- Philippines.,
  • Federal government -- Philippines.,
  • Law reform -- Philippines.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Other titlesFederal Republic of the Philippines with a parliamentary government
Statementa project of the Citizens" Movement for a Federal Philippines (CMFP).
ContributionsCitizens" Movement for a Federal Philippines.
LC ClassificationsKPM1734 .T68 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 344 p. ;
Number of Pages344
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3610253M
ISBN 109719254319
LC Control Number2002359240

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  The Philippines is at a critical juncture in our history. Whether or not we become a First World developed nation like the rest of our neighbors in Asia will depend on our politicians. More than ever, we need our legislators to be courageous, to take a historic leap towards a federal-parliamentary . Towards a Federal Republic of the Philippines with a Parliamentary Government by Paper delivered at the Forum of the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility, J Filipinas Heritage Library. Executive Order No. The federalist dream in the Philippines BY SHEILA CORONEL The dream of federalism is as old as the Philippine republic itself. Historian Resil Mojares, who is based in the pro-federal city of Cebu, writes that in , even before the revolutionary government of Emilio Aguinaldo had established its presence in the Visayas islands, leaders in the city of Iloilo had already formed a Federal. Federal Republic of the Philippines. Government. A federal Philippines means that a measure of the chief executive’s power — like the control of tax revenues, designation of official languages — is devolved to the regions and provinces to allow them the freedom to effectively administer themselves under the ultimate power of the central government.

  Among the “occupational hazards” of being an advocate for the Philippines’ eventual adoption of the parliamentary system is to be on the receiving end of irrational and unfounded charges that the Philippines is “unfit” to use such a system because – according to the detractors – it is “incompatible” with who we are as a people.. Countless times has this issue cropped up with. Congress of the Philippines (Filipino: Kongreso ng Pilipinas) is the national legislature of the is a bicameral body consisting of the Senate (upper chamber), and the House of Representatives (lower chamber), although colloquially, the term "Congress" commonly refers to just the latter.. The Senate is composed of 24 senators half of which are elected every three years.   Presidential and Parliamentary system: a comparison by: Karla Katigbak Philippines is now facing challenges on what system of government can make a proggressive country. For you, is it a Parliamentary or a Presidential system? Parliamentary system is distinguished by the executive branch of government being dependent on the direct or indirect support of. The relative ease with which the United States dispatched the Spanish squadron in Manila Bay was only the beginning of what would become a nearly year American presence in the Philippines. It was one thing to capture the islands, but another thing entirely to set up a working administration. The Philippines encompasses about 7, islands and sits nearly 8, miles away from Washington, DC.