ENRILE: Federalism will double taxes, fees, paperwork

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[1] In a nutshell, what is federalism? Currently, the Philippines employs a unitary form of government with much of the power — decisions, policies, and programs — emerging from the central government.

[2] Under federalism, however, power is divided or shared between the central government and local state governments.

SOURCE: Federalism: What Filipinos need to know; Levi A. So (philstar.com) - May 31, 2016 - 11:22am; Read more at https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2016/05/31/1588742/federalism-what-filipinos-need-know#Df7SgiEX6PDAedzi.99

[3] Former Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile on Friday said Filipinos will suffer from too much bureaucracy and added taxes once the government shifts to a federal form.

[4] "You duplicate the bureaucracy of the national government to the federal level. It will burden the people too much with taxes," Enrile told reporters before attending the pre-trial of his plunder case at the Sandiganbayan.

SOURCE: Enrile: Federalism will cause too much bureaucracy, taxes Published July 13, 2018 11:40am; By JOSEPH TRISTAN ROXAS, GMA News; https://www.facebook.com/gmanews/posts/10156665507861977
[5] Juan Ponce Enrile Sr. is a Filipino politician and lawyer. He was a protégé of President Ferdinand Marcos, and served as Justice Secretary and then Defense Minister under the Marcos regime. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Ponce_Enrile

[6] Federalism is a style of national governance, combining a general government (the central or 'federal' government) with regional governments (provincial, state, cantonal, territorial or other sub-unit governments) in a single political system. Its distinctive feature, exemplified in the founding example of modern federalism by the United States of America under the Constitution of 1787, is a relationship of parity between the two levels of government established. It can thus be defined as a form of government in which there is a division of powers between two levels of government of equal status. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federalism

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