THE Philippines needs a system that will suit it to allow the different areas, conditions, and characteristics of over 7,000 islands to develop their inherent capabilities in order to deliver basic services to their constituents, former Defense Secretary Gilberto (GIBO) Teodoro, Jr. said in reaction to calls for the country to change to a Federal form of government.
Gibo Teodoro, a 2022 senatorial candidate, advocates capacitating each and every unit of our country, making areas capable of achieving their respective objectives and courses of action. Capacitating each political unit from the highest to the lowest in order in order for them to give adequate basic, appropriate and timely services to the people.
Teodoro, a former Tarlac congressman, said that the goal of the Federal system is to have each and every area in the Philippines be as capable and self-sufficient as possible. There is the need for a national infrastructure because of our international commitments and stature. He added that that individual component units of a state will not be able to address particular situations when they are overwhelmed, such as in the case of the pandemic.
Teodoro’s end in view is a Philippines where the different areas, clusters and hubs give the most functional and efficient services to the people in those areas and a strong unified presence in national matters.