The Centrist Proposals

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<a href="https://correctphilippines.org/wiki/the-centrist-proposals/centrist-cover/" rel="attachment wp-att-4063"><img class="size-full wp-image-4063 aligncenter" src="https://correctphilippines.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Centrist-Cover.jpg" alt="" width="1000" height="1442" data-id="4063" /></a> <div><strong>The Centrist proposals</strong></div> <div>The Centrist proposals (CDPI, CDP, Lakas, 2004 ConCom and CDA) calls for a shift to a parliamentary-federal system, with a unicameral body, with the president as head of state and a prime minister as head of government, both elected from among the members of parliament.</div> <div></div> <div>The parliament is constituted first and oversees the creation of autonomous territories toward the establishment of federal states.</div> <div></div> <div><strong>Shift to the Parliamentary Form of Government</strong></div> <div></div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;">1st stage: now up to February/May 2019 plebiscite and mid-term elections</div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;"></div> <div style="padding-left: 60px;">A. Constituent Assembly will start revising the 1987 Constitution targeting February/May 2019 plebiscite coinciding with mid-term elections</div> <div style="padding-left: 60px;"></div> <div style="padding-left: 60px;">B. Officials elected mid-term will only hold office until first parliamentary elections in May 2020 (one-year term). Transitory provisions in the new constitution will provide for this.</div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;"></div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;">2nd stage: May 2020-2025</div> <div style="padding-left: 60px;"></div> <div style="padding-left: 60px;">A. First unicameral parliamentary elections under the new federal constitution with five-year term.</div> <div style="padding-left: 60px;"></div> <div style="padding-left: 60px;">B. Incumbent DU30 shall continue his dual role as head of state and head of government (prime minister)</div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;"></div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;">3rd stage: May 2022 (DU30’s term ends under the 1987 Constitution)</div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;"></div> <div style="padding-left: 60px;">A. By May 2022, DU30 steps down as head of state and a new president is elected by parliament to serve his remaining term, or</div> <div style="padding-left: 60px;"></div> <div style="padding-left: 60px;">B. DU30 ends his term by 2025 (provided for in the transitory provisions)</div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;"></div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;">4th stage: May 2025-2030</div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;"></div> <div style="padding-left: 60px;">A. 2nd regular parliamentary elections with five-year term. By 2030, we have new president and new prime minister, both elected by the unicameral parliament.</div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;"></div> <div><strong>Creation of autonomous territories</strong></div> <div></div> <div>1st stage: February/May 2019 plebiscite and mid-term elections</div> <div></div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;">A. Upon ratification of new constitution, a body/commission is created to oversee negotiations, setting parameters for creation of autonomous territories.</div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;"></div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;">B. The Bangsamoro will be constituted ahead based on BBL enacted by Congress previous to the plebiscite.</div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;"></div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;">C. Parliament can enact under the new constitutions the Organic Act of the Bangsamoro and other autonomous territories that are advanced in their negotiations and agreements.</div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;"></div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;">2nd stage: May 2020-2025</div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;"></div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;">A. Parliament shall guide and allow evolution of the provinces and highly urbanized cities from what they are today into autonomous territories (eventually a federal state) based on several criteria (details in the booklet).</div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;"></div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;">B. Results of these negotiations shall be incorporated in an organic law by parliament within a year of a petition to be subsequently approved by the constituents of the newly formed autonomous territory in a referendum.</div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;"></div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;">C. Some provinces and cities will be ahead of the pack and some will be laggards therefore the development of a federal republic will not be uniform.</div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;"></div> <div style="padding-left: 30px;">D. If 60 percent of the autonomous territories are established with their organic acts, then the Federal Republic of the Philippines is created. By our reckoning, this will happen between 2025 and 2028.</div> <div></div> <div>This roadmap to federalism is thus designed to mitigate the shock to the body politic arising from the purging of traditional political practices, first, through the immediate passage of reform laws, now pending in Congress. Furthermore, the critical process of transition to a parliamentary-federal republic has to be in place in the revised constitution so the assurance of its continuity is safeguarded by the constitution itself even beyond the term of the current president.</div> <a href="https://correctphilippines.org/?attachment_id=4063" rel="attachment wp-att-4063"></a>
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