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LACAP, EDWARD B.12:00NN – 1:OOPM

AB POLITICAL SCIENCEPROF. SADORA

Dearly beloved citizens of the Pearl of the Orient:

Today we are gathered under one flag as citizens seeking for truth, transparency and justice in every side of our government. We are now in the new regime, waiting for him on how he will lead us on the right path towards better Philippines – for the enhancement of every filipinos’ life. It is faithfully pray to the Lord, that He may shower conscience to the citizens of this nation – to do their part for the betterment of our country. May this day the start for us to be a first world country.

(EXORDIUM)

Many of us are still struggling in the dancing discords of this nation. The negative feelings like fears, worries and anxiety are still growing and developing in the darkroom of every filipino citizens’ heart and mind. The wise men of our nation are in full confidence that in order for our country to rise up, we must focus on every region’s economy. And in order for every region to grow and to be competitive, each region must reap their own fruit of labor. We are here today to be enlightened whether the federalism should or not be adopted in the country.

(NARRATION)

Let us all admit that federal form of government is the system using now by the most prominent and powerful country in the united nations. For us to be enlightened let us define what federalism is all about especially the federalism proposed here in the country. Federalism is a proposed system for the Philippines and a revision of the current 1987 constitution. Under Joint Resolution No. 10, proposed by Senator Aquilino Pimentel, Jr., the creation of eleven autonomous regions out of the Philippine Republic which would establish centers of finance and development in the archipelago. The states would be Northern Luzon, Central Luzon, Southern Tagalog, Bicol, Minparom (Mindoro, Palawan, and Romblon), Eastern Visayas, Central Visayas, Western Visayas,...