Gov Padilla: ‘Yes’ to federalism, ‘no’ to regional state


Nueva Vizcaya Governor Carlos Padilla said he supports the shift to federalism.

But the Nueva Vizcaya politiko said he is not keen on the province becoming part of a regional state.

“If you are to ask me, it’s a ‘yes’ to federalism but ‘no’ to a regional state,” Padilla said.

He said there will be a “quarrel” between the national and regional governments if this happens.

“If autonomy will be given to a regional state, there will be a quarrel between the national and regional or between the regional and provincial governments,” he explained.

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