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Tuesday, August 14, 2018



Software Devt Manager uses example of typhoon to prove benefits of shifting to federalism



Zainal Limpao, a Software Development Manager and a firm supporter of the Philippines adopting a federal form of government took to Facebook to express how beneficial switching to federalism is for the country.
Photo from CNN Philippines

He first started out by saying the sentence, “Nasaan and pangulo ng Metro Manila este ng Pilipinas?”

Limpao narrated the instance of people in Metro Manila being gravely affected by the floods that has been happening in various areas in the northern part of the country.

He says that these people are constantly calling out for the presence and support of the president in this pressing time, and says that they are disappointed by his absence.

He then goes on to say that this is not the first storm that the Philippines has experienced, and in fact, various area in Visayas and Mindanao are almost always plagued by these storms and floods, but the people in the middle and southern part of the country are rarely found to be calling the president for help.
Zainal Limpao / Photo from Facebook

He says this is because that people in these parts of the Philippines are very much used to having a president that is born and bred in Metro Manila, and does not have the experiences and empathy to be quick to respond to the calls of those who are in Visayas and Mindanao.

It is certainly not because the Visayans and Mindanaoans need the President less, we all need his presence in times of tragedy, for he is the President of the Republic of the Philippines,” he said.

It is just that the Visayans and Mindanaoans are used to the idea that the President stays in Manila for the most parts of his reign, and are expected to respond quicker to the calls of the Manilenyos,” he added.

But this is something that the Visayans and Mindanaons should not suffer through, says Limpao.

He says that the way to solve this is to adopt a federal form of government in order to have each region be fully supported by its own chief executive, not waiting for the help from the president located in Manila.

Read his full post here:

NASAAN ANG PANGULO NG METRO MANILA este NG PILIPINAS?

Yes I get it, and I am not here to apologize for the apparently missing President. The people of Metro Manila (and the surrounding provinces) wanted his presence in these times of need as we endure yet again another flood. We all have the right to be disappointed by his absence, as we, the People of Manila, have long been used to be having the privilege of living beside the center of the seat of power of the Republic of the Philippines.

Let us also not forget that in December 2017, Typhoon Vinta wrecked havoc in Northern Mindanao and the Visayas killing 133 people. 2 months later, in February, Typhoon Basyang hit Mindanao again leaving hundreds displaced. Last month, Typhoon Gardo brought floods in Southern Luzon and Visayas that killed at least 5 people. Yes yes, I know Philippines is used to getting a lot of typhoons per year since time immemorial, and all of them are bad and disheartening, no exceptions.

Now ask yourselves, why weren't there a call like "NASAAN ANG PANGULO?" from the Visayans and Mindanoans when Vinta, Basyang, and Gardo hit the country?

It is certainly not because the Visayans and Mindanaoans need the President less, we all need his presence in times of tragedy, for he is the President of the Republic of the Philippines. It is just that the Visayans and Mindanaoans are used to the idea that the President stays in Manila for the most parts of his reign, and are expected to respond quicker to the calls of the Manilenyos.
Photo from Google

With FEDERALISM, each region will have a chief executive of its own, Chief Minister or Regional Governor depending if you want Federal Parliamentary or Federal Presidential respectively. Each head of these substates will have to heed to the call "NASAAN ANG GOBERNADOR/PUNONG MINISTRO?" leaving no region left feeling underprivileged for being too far from MalacaƱan. So by then, Manilenyos will look for their chief first before looking for the President/Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of 15 other regions and NCR, collectively known as the Philippines.

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Mabuhay po kayong lahat!

Special thanks to Julius Espina for the idea.

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