Erin Tañada: No to federalism, revise Local Government Code instead
Senatorial candidate Erin Tañada said the Philippines does not need federalism.
The Quezon politiko said what the country needs to develop is to revise the Local Government Code.
“Hindi natin kailangan palitan ang ating saligang batas, kailangan nating palitan ang ating Local Government Code,” Tañada said.
He explained that amending the Internal Revenue Allotment for local government units will greatly boost their development.
“Ang local government code ang nagtatakda ng relasyon ng national government sa local government. Dito pumapasok ang usapin ng IRA o Internal Revenue Allotment na ngayon ay nasa 60% ang national at 40% ang local,” Tañada said.
“Kung ia-amend natin yan, ibabaliktad natin ng 70% ang local at 30% ang national sa sharing, upang maging mas malaki ang pondo ng local government units,” he added.
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