Bi­col’s in­fla­tion and Romblon’s gas prices in the con­text of fed­er­al­ism

Manila Times - - Front Page - MARLEN V. RONQUILLO

UN­DER a fed­eral form of govern­ment, what reigns pri­mor­dial are the so­called “states’ rights.” A par­tic­u­lar state, with its own ex­ec­u­tive, ju­di­cial and leg­isla­tive sys­tems — and its proud in­de­pen­dence — has to deal with its home­grown prob­lems. The fed­eral govern­ment does not in­ter­vene in these prob­lems — un­less these prob­lems be­come fed­eral in na­ture,

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