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Which type of Government to apply?

Why theres a need of government in a certain country? Basically, government is needed so that there
is a particular system that will control the country and will make decisions for the benefit of the
citizens. The type of government that can be seen in the Philippines is democratic republican wherein
the will of our state is formulated and expressed through those officials that we had elected. It is also
Presidential system with three branches of government performing different tasks, which are
Executive- the President, the Legislative- the law maker and the Judicial- those that interpret the law.

We can see the evolution occurring in our government and we can see that as of now, under Mr.
Rodrigo Roa Dutertes administration that the difficulties and hindrances that happened under
Aquinos administration is still present yet, he, as well as his colleagues do their part and duties so
that their promised that change is coming when they were campaigning can be attained. But its really
hard to control massive population especially when they were against how you run the government.

If we had given the chance to choose the perfectly suited type of government to rule in the
Philippines, we prefer absolute monarchy as well as federalism. Why?

Absolute monarchy is the type of government wherein the rulers - the King and Queen are considered
descendants of God and considered as the Enlightened One. The King and Queen will manage our
country because of the divine right present in him. An example of country which applies Absolute
monarchy is England ruled by Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria, Edward the Seventh, George, the Fifth and
George, the Sixth, Queen Elizabeth II who became very useful rulers because of their experience for
the country. Although monarchies exist to this day, only a few of them are considered absolute
monarchies. Most of the monarchies of today are constitutional, meaning the governing powers of
the monarch is restricted by constitution. This differs from an absolute monarchy where the monarch
has absolute power over their people.

Today, countries such as Brunei, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Swaziland, Qatar, United Arab Emirates and
Vatican City have monarchs who maintain absolute power

Is it beneficial for one person to have so much power? There are those who believe such a case to be
true and those who dont.

To know why Absolute Monarchy is preferred, here are some of the advantages:

First, it is useful for civilized and undeveloped societies. We believe that people will abide the rules
and laws implementing by this ruler. Second, all-sided development of the country is possible. In
absolute monarchy, the property is protected, industries are encouraged and art is developed. The
monarch is like the parent of his subjects. An enlightened monarch can do much good for the people.
Third, he promote decisions. The supreme power of the state is in the hands of a single individual and
he can take prompt decisions after consulting ministers during emergency. Fourth, a wise king can
provide a good leadership during war. We know that there is still considered civil war in Marawi, we
believed that a wise and monarch can successfully lead people during war and can protect the country
from the aggressor. Lastly, a crown prince or princess is well trained before he/she becomes a king or
queen which helps them lead and serve the country.

Federalism, on the other hand is a form of government where sovereignty is constitutionally shared
between a central governing authority and constituent political units called states or regions. In basic
terms, it will break the country into autonomous regions with a national government focused only on
interests with nationwide bearing: foreign policy and defense, for example. The autonomous regions
or states, divided further into local government units, will have primary responsibility over developing
their industries, public safety, education, healthcare, transportation, recreation, and culture. These
states will have more power over their finances, development plans, and laws exclusive to ther
jurisdiction. The central government and states can also share certain powers. The states will have the
power to make these decisions with little or no interference from the national government.

Examples of federal countries: United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, India and Malaysia.

We prefer Federalism like what Pres. Duterte wants to apply in our country because of the following
reasons:

First, to practices pragmatism. Running a country with such a diverse population, is much easier to do
if power is given to local officials. Likewise, state and local officials are closer to the problems of their
areas, so it makes sense for them to choose policies to solve those problems. Second, it will lead to
political stability. By removing the national government from some issue areas, federalism allows the
government to achieve and maintain stability like what happened in US back then. Third, it
encourages pluralism. Federal systems expand government on national, state, and local levels, giving
people more access to leaders and opportunities to get involved in their government. Fourth, it
ensures the separation of powers and prevents tyranny. Even if one person or group took control of
all three branches of the federal government, federalism ensures that state governments would still
function independently. Federalism, therefore, fulfills the framers vision of a governmental structure
that ensures liberty. Lastly, State governments can experiment with policies, and other states (and the
federal government) can learn from their successes and failures.

But then, we know in the pros there are cons. We know that we can achieve the better version of
Philippine government if unity will prevail in this country and if we will abide to the leadership of the
people who spearheads us. Our success does not depend only in few hands but rather with all of our
hands holding on together to achieve our goals for the sake of our beloved country