Meanwhile, Visayas' federal states
would be composed of the Federal State
of Eastern Visayas, Central Visayas, Western Visayas and 'Minparom' or provinces of Mindoro Oriental, Mindoro Occidental, Palawan and the Kalayaan Islands, Romblon, and Marinduque.
Pimentel, a bar topnotcher like his son, Senate President Aquilino "Kiko" Pimentel III, said constitutional framers should include Sabah as the country's13th federal state
A special region in a federal state
is possible as there are models around the world that have federal states
with a special autonomous region.
Kathmandu, April 26 -- As the Himalayan nation prepares to embrace federalism, political parties busy in drafting new constitution here have stepped up debate over the number of federal states
and parliamentarians in the federal legislature.
to accept us as a federal state
,'' Aglipay told a television interview.
Domogan said federalism and autonomy can co-exist, but only if the federal states
and administrative regions like CAR be given more fiscal autonomy to generate their own revenue.
Pimentel outlined that it is possible for a sizable sector of the country to exist within a federal state
such as the autonomous region of Bangsamoro or lumads and other indigenous peoples group.
Citing Canada as an example of a failed federal state
smacks of a highly agitated imagination.
Due to their position in the federal system, the federal states
have specific and varied competences; the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is interested in cooperating with the federal states
in order to harness these competences more effectively for development policy.
In Luzon, there will be the federal states
of Northern Luzon, Southern Tagalog, Bicol and Central Luzon while Metro Manila will be considered not a federal state
but a federal capital like Washington DC in the United States, Pimentel said in a phone interview.