The total number of views of “Ano ba ang Federalismo [What is federalism]?” YouTube video from April 7 to June 5
“One aspect for this is that income and funds made by each region would all go to the centralized government and, from there, budget is distributed back to each region, basing on the amount the government has set.”
Piñol’s video, titled “Ano ba ang Federalismo,” explains that “in federalism, power will be divided between the national federal government and the local state government.”
“The Philippines shall be divided into different states,” the video explains. It cites as an example the proposed Federal Structure by Sen. Aquilino Pimentel, wherein Northern Luzon will be one state and Central Luzon would be another state and so on and so forth.
According to the video, each state would retain 80 percent of their income and funds and only 20 percent of that would go to the federal national government. The video added that 30 percent of the 80- percent income of each state would go to the [ local state government and 70 percent would go to the provinces, cities, municipalities and barangays.
Each state would also have their own set of senators and representatives. Legislative powers are also shared between the national federal government and the local state government. So in basic terms, the federal government is