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COMMENTARY: Local autonomy must be guaranteed in the new charter

QUEZON CITY (MindaNews/06 October) — A federal government structure is characterized by constitutionally guaranteed “self-rule” and “shared rule” mechanisms. The form of government could be presidential, semi-presidential or parliamentary, bi-cameral or unicameral, but for the governance structure to be truly federal, the autonomy of the subnational level of government must be self-evident in the text […]