Federalism is key to responsive higher education: CHED chief
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Federalism is key to responsive higher education: CHED chief

Federalism is key to responsive higher education: CHED chiefBy Ma. Teresa Montemayor MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Commission on Higher Education (CHED) chairman J. Prospero E. De Vera III said on Monday that federalism will make higher education more responsive to the needs of the regions. “Sa aking proposal, magiging shared responsibility ang higher education, … Continue reading

Federalism shift won’t cause problems for national ID: PSA
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Federalism shift won’t cause problems for national ID: PSA

Federalism shift won’t cause problems for national ID: PSA By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The proposed shift to a federal system of government will not cause problems for the roll out of the national identification (ID) system, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said on Saturday. PSA head Lisa Grace Bersales made this … Continue reading

Creation of IATF signals PRRD’s strong commitment to federalism
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Creation of IATF signals PRRD’s strong commitment to federalism

Creation of IATF signals PRRD’s strong commitment to federalism MANILA (Philippines News Agency) —The birth of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Federalism and Constitutional Reform signals President Rodrigo Duterte’s full commitment to federalism, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año said Thursday. “As the head agency tasked by President Duterte … Continue reading

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Federalism can unlock Soccsksargen’s natural wealth

Federalism can unlock Soccsksargen’s natural wealth MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Federalism can be the key to unlocking Soccsksargen’s untapped abundance of natural and mineral resources, a Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) official said. “The people of Soccsksargen are literally sitting on gold, copper, and iron, but are still living in poverty … Continue reading

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Transition period vital in shift to federal system: NEDA

Transition period vital in shift to federal system: NEDA By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) on Wednesday underscored the importance of a transition period to prepare the Philippines for a shift to a federal system of government. “NEDA supports the creation of a federal transition commission … Continue reading

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Malacañang seeks heightened federalism info drive

Malacañang seeks heightened federalism info drive By Azer Parrocha MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — Malacañang on Monday stressed the need to bolster the public information campaign about federalism after a survey showed that majority of Filipinos were against moves to change the 1987 Constitution. The Pulse Asia June 2018 Survey on Charter Change and Federalism … Continue reading

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Con-com votes to adopt federal-presidential form of gov’t

Con-com votes to adopt federal-presidential form of gov’t By Azer Parrocha   MANILA (Philippines News Agency) — President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s Consultative Committee (Con-com), which is tasked to review the 1987 Constitution, voted on Tuesday to adopt a presidential-federal form of government as among the constitutional revisions. A total of nine members present voted in favor … Continue reading