Bienvenida, maayong pag-abot, maligayang pagdatingEdit
This is the user page of Benjiemar Dagala y Gula, known by his Facebook account name and personal alias as Trajano Dagala Cabrales.
Finished Academics Bachelor in History (AB/BA History) from Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan last March 30 of 2017.
Primarily focused on local and Philippine histories. Loves to reconstruct old flags and coat of arms which are only seen in books and also coat of arms for Philippine cities. For now, no entries have been uploaded yet.
- Graduated elementary at Diamond Evangelical School, 2007 (Loyalty Awardee).
- 3 years of secondary education in XU-AdC High School
- Transferred to COC-PHINMA by fourth year (2010-2011), repeated the year and graduated in 2012.
- Entered Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan and took up AB (BA) History in 2012. Finished the degree in 2017.
Advocate of Charter Change or ChaChaEdit
As a true nationalist who thinks what is best for his country, I advocate constitutional reform on three agendas: economic liberalization, evolving federalism and parliamentarianism. Parliamentary system is more suited for the Philippines - it encourages competent leadership with platforms, unlike the current situation which is characterized by popularity politics with promises, effrontery (kapálan ñg múkhâ) and incompetence.
Hence, I am an advocate of Charter change, ChaCha, which most communist leftist groups are very hostile and negative of.
Currently a member of a citizen's advocacy movement, CoRRECT™ Movement, since 2011. CoRRECT stands for Constitutional Refrom and Rectification for Economic Competitiveness Transformation. 
Most of the explanations below of these three agendas of constitutional reform, or ChaCha, are taken from the movement's website.
Economic liberalization allows foreign investors to own 100 percent of their businesses by removing the constitutional 60/40 investment restrictions that discourages the foreign investors from investing here in the Philippines. However, leftist groups such as Anak Bayan, Bayan Muna, etc. view this as "selling our country to foreigners", which is very idiotic and illogical in the first place.
Job creation from foreign direct investments (FDIs) is much faster as it provide more job opportunities for Filipinos (as foreign investors setting up their businesses or plants needs manpower from the local Filipinos). Government can also earn income from foreign investors through taxes levied on their products and services and also from the payment of land rent, thus it is not "selling our country to foreigners" as what the idiotic leftist groups constantly rants in their rallies and demonstrations.
Economic liberalization cures the present problem of monopolistic overcompetition by the Manila-based oligarchs by encouraging competition between foreign and local companies.
Federalism empower the regions by giving autonomy on local political affairs and self-reliance on revenues collected from their local constituents. In that way, provinces will no longer asks for funds from the national government for their local government spending and paying their operating costs. Federalism also guarantees autonomy from the dictates of the central government in Manila in terms of economic decision-makings, giving them greater incentives to develop their economies. Regional governments can attract foreign investors without asking permission from the central government and create local job opportunities to its local constituents while staying at home, thus it eradicate the need of migrating to Metro Manila or somewhere else the globe to seek for jobs.
Shifting to parliamentary systemEdit
Parliamentary system is never new to the Philippines. Aguinaldo's First Philippine Republic was a parliamentary republic, with Apolinario Mabini as its very first prime minister that time. Hence, this type of government was characterized as a RESPONSIBLE government and it is a political historical heritage now forgotten in the minds of every Filipino.
As you can see, the country's current government system, the unitary presidential system, is heavily influenced from the presidential system of the United States. In this system (in the Philippine context), it allows ONE person, the president, to be easily influenced by the vested interests. The president can pass legislation, but he/she CAN ALSO veto them. The president has the ability to use pork barrel to influence the legislature, the Congress. Thus this system is much, much prone to corruption, influence-peddling, external intervention and "arm twisting".
While in the parliamentary system, there is NO single person to monopolize power which is very difficult to influence-peddlers. A prime minister, the head of the government in this system, cannot force his ideas over his party, much less the whole parliament, for all the ministers are totally first among the equals within the parliament. The head of state, either a president (if it is a parliamentary republic) or a monarch (king, queen, emperor, empress, duke or duchess, if it is a constitutional monarchy), has no real decision-making or policy-making powers for all of these processes are rested in a parliament, which is the executive and legislative branches in ONE.
Competency in parliamentary leadership is expressed in the checks and balances being done by the opposition in the parliament. The opposition constantly monitors (as the shadow cabinet) the activities of the government side (the ministries or the cabinet) by appointing one opposition member for each ministry to monitor. In this manner, the government under parliamentary system will be less prone to corruption than in presidential system.
Wiki user infoEdit
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