Category Archives: decentralization

COMMENTARY: Con-Com can learn from the BBL

MELBOURNE, Australia (MindaNews/16 January) — One tool which can help the Constitutional Commission (Con-Com) organized by the Duterte administration with its mission is the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). Presently, the BBL is in limbo given the pending petitions with the Supreme Court questioning the constitutionality of the 2014 Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB). Many […]

COMMENTARY: What “Imperial Manila” really means

MELBOURNE, Australia (MindaNews/19 August) — Federalism is the mighty weapon that will destroy Imperial Manila! Federalists actually treat this rallying call as self-evident. No wonder then that they never bother to provide the specifics of this “empire” in Metro Manila. Interestingly however, three decisions by the Supreme Court provide some enlightenment on the extent of […]