Tag: constitutional reform

Does Anyone Actually Think That The Philippine Political System is Good?

In arguments regarding constitutional reform (aka charter change) in The Philippines, those opposed to a shift to a federal-parliamentary system that eliminates constitutional restrictions on foreign direct investment (FDI), typically deploy the following negative arguments: 1. Filipinos will never adapt to a new system 2. Some regions are too poor […]

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s New Position Gives a Small Glimpse of What Life Would be Like in a Proper Parliamentary System

Debates on whether Gloria Macapagal Arroyo well make a good House Speaker are ultimately unrelated to debates on whether her long Presidency was successful or not. Suffice to say, her economic record was better than all of her post-1987 predecessors and her overall record was far better than her immediate successor. […]