The to­tal num­ber of views of “Ano ba ang Fed­er­al­ismo [What is fed­er­al­ism]?” YouTube video from April 7 to June 5

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“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

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