In view of the intention of the current administration for a federalism form of government in the country, a conference titled, “Federalism for the Philippines: The Next Step Ahead” is organized by the BSU-Institute of Public Administration, Association of Schools of Public Administration in the Philippines (ASPAP) and the Philippine Society for Public Administration (PSPA).
The conference will be held on January 30, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM at the College of Teacher Education Function Hall.
Papers to be presented during the conference will be: “The State of Local Government Affairs in the Cordilleras, vis-à-vis the Philippines” by Dir. Marlo L. Iringan, CESO V, Regional Director of the Department of Interior and Local Government-CAR; “Role of the Academe in a Federal Philippines” by Dr. Alex B. Brilliantes, Jr., Commissioner of the Commission on Higher Education; “Federalism: An Alternative for Philippine Democracy” by Atty. Raul L. lambino, Deputy Secretary-General Constitutional Reforms-PDP Laban and Lead Convenor of the PDU30 CORE to Federalism; “Federalism and the Future of Local Governance in the Philippines” by Prof. Edmund Tayao, Executive Director of the Local Government Development Foundation; and “Laying the Foundations for a Problem-Driven Process of Political Reform” by Mr. madison Dominguez of the Constitutional Reform & Rectification for Economic Competitiveness & Transformation (CoRRECT).
An open forum after each presentation will be facilitated by Dr. Gretchen Gaye C. Ablaza of IPA, Prof. Genevieve Lorenzana of the Philippine Military Academy, Atty. Julie Binaldo-Velasco of IPA, and Prof. Mary Jane Olaes-Najarilla of Saint Louis University.//