Category Archives: power sharing

PEACETALK: Ten points on the constitutionality of the BBL’s power-sharing provisions

The listing of powers of the Central Government and the Bangsamoro Government is not unconstitutional. The list of the powers for the autonomous regions is already provided by the Constitution itself in Article X, section 20. Hence, the powers granted to autonomous regions, and which may be granted the Bangsamoro, is not a delegation from […]

COMMENTARY: We can continue electing our officials without antagonizing the process of shifting to federalism

MARAWI CITY (MindaNews / 07 January) — Experience will tell us that the practice of unitary form of government or the centralization of power does not necessarily work towards self-improvement of each region in the country. Political pundits and legal experts argue that RA 7160 already provides mechanism for Local Government Units to exercise authority […]

RIVERMAN’S VISTA: BBL 2014 vs BBL 2017: An initial analysis

CAGAYAN DE ORO  CITY (MindaNews / 18 July) — After decades of armed struggle for self-determination and numerous failed attempts at forging peace, the Bangsamoro people are given another chance at peace with the submission on Monday, July 17, of a new draft of the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to President Rodrigo Duterte.  I […]