Federalism to boost agriculture development
ALAWMAKER on Sunday said a federalist system of government will boost industrial and agricultural development in the provinces.
In pushing for federalism, Rep. Raymund Villafuerte of Camarines Sur said in a statement one key factor in ensuring that economic growth reaches the countryside is to shift to a federal system of government.
Villafuerte said the Philippines’s current unitary or presidential government is the single biggest impediment to industrial and agricultural development in the provinces, as our current centralized system only perpetuates the concentration of wealth in so-called Imperial Manila even amid the Philippines’s high-growth streak.
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