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Julina Mary Rosary S.

Urquia
A51
Summary
The rising of Malacañang of the South is in preparation of the country for federal
form of government as President-elect Rodrigo Duterte would govern the country both from
Malacañang and Panacan, Davao City where the Malacañang of the South is located
regardless of the hours to be consumed in travelling. One of Duterte’s main concerns is to
change the country’s form of government to federal from presidential to have greater
autonomy and having equal distribution of funds within different state.
Definition
“Federalism is system of government where powers are distributed between central
government and regional governments.” (https://federation.dpmc.gov.au)
Federalism Government tends to allocate powers to the national and state governments for an
efficient conduct of each government’s services since state governments is given an authority
to make its own policies’ or its own solutions’ to its problems. It is all about bringing the
government closer to its people.
Aspects affected
Economic
Positive
Federalism encourages each state to formulate its own strategy for economic
development – strategies which are more effective due to closer understanding of local
culture, resources and skills. Through the different strategies tried by different states may
produce innovative ideas whose success may be implemented by other state or by nation.
Negative
A state accumulating lesser revenue will remain in the same situation as well as state
that gathers greater portion. Thus, inequality between state governments may exist.
Political
Positive
Since the national government will be divided into 3 branches meaning federalism
ensures that all powers is not centralized into a single person or group of people, since
excessive power among a single group tends to be corrupting.
Social
Positive

org/proceedings/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Syllabus-4. as long as we have a responsible.au/appendix-federalism-what-it-and-why-it-important http://www. Sources: http://news.abs-cbn. No matter what form of government our country embraces.dpmc. moral acts from a state may be considered immoral by the other. and not self-interested leaders of the government and a unified members of society everything will be in good condition.Since powers are shared by the national government to state governments.bloomp. it is within us – people composing the government and society.ipsonet. which is closer to the people.com/nation/06/05/16/no-manila-boy-duterte-to-govern-from-new-seat-of-power https://federation. Negative Federalism leads to inequality between the states and lead to unhealthy competition and rivalry between them wherein the ultimate goal for the country will be disregarded. Since every state has different culture and beliefs. vice versa.net/articles/benefits_federalism. specifically in making possible solutions to its problem.gov.2-Benefits-and-Dangers-ofFederalism. thereby citizens composing a particular state tend to be more participative.htm http://www. Opinion I am neither against nor in favor with the modification of government of the Philippines because the problem does not exist within the form of government. optimistic. Religious The laws and policies set by a state may result to existence of immoral and moral acts.pdf .