Meeting on Federalism - 15 June

June 30, 2016 Meeting Reports

Federalism in the Philippines is high on the agenda of the incoming Duterte Administration. While this is not a new idea as previous administrations have toyed with federalism and appointed commissions to study the topic and its impact, it is obvious that business at large is not fully familiar with the consequences of moving to a federal system.

ECCP organized the first small stakeholder meeting to discuss options to highlight federalism best practices from Germany, Switzerland, Canada, the U.S., Malaysia, and compare those with the ideas in the Philippines, articulated by former Senate President Pimentel, among others.

We agreed to have a wider roundtable discussion soon.