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    LOGODEF organized a Capacity Building Program for the Municipality of Tuba, Benguet

PIDS 3rd Annual Public Policy Conference 2017

The Philippine Institute of Development Studies invited NGAs, NGOs, LGUs, political science and public policy experts, and members of the academe to its Annual Public Policy Conference, held at Marco Polo Hotel in Pasig City last September 19, 2017. The event’s theme was a discussion on Federalism in the Philippines entitled “Critical Perspectives of Federalism for Regional Development”.  Continue reading “PIDS 3rd Annual Public Policy Conference 2017”

Federalism and the BBL

Federalism and the BBL

An attempt to put things in perspective

By Edmund S. Tayao

Why the BBL was not included in the recently declared priorities of the government is not clear.  What is more unclear is the assertion from some quarters at the outset that because Federalism is declared to be a priority, the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) is then not a priority.  While it is not categorically mentioned in the list, the fact that federalism is given priority after the new BBL was drafted and submitted to Congress, it can only mean that the Bangsamoro initiative is very much a priority.  Continue reading “Federalism and the BBL”