Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Arguments for a Federal System of Government

The political exclusion of the Philippine South has had painful social costs and tremendous economic losses. The country may have achieved sustained Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth under the administration of President Benigno Aquino III in the last six years, and yet, this wealth has not really trickled down to the poorest households. The lack of opportunities in the South, for example, has resulted to the diminished lives of our people and in the absence of lasting peace.[1] If we are to grow as one nation and end the great divide between North and South, then we have to look for a political solution somewhere.