EventsIslam and Democracy Forum: Autonomy and Federalism
Event DetailsDate: Thursday, June 15, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
With the current administration’s endorsement of the shift to federalism, the UP College of Law, in partnership with the Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy, will hold an in-depth discussion of autonomy and federalism. The forum intends to surface more nuanced discourses on the topics, and will be attended by experts from federalist movements, and thought leaders from the academe and civil society.
Former Prime Minister Cesar E. A. Virata and Former Senator Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel would lead the discussions. With the Former P.M. Virata’s experience as the first and only Prime Minister of the Philippines, and Senator Pimentel’s authorship of the act creating the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and more than 50 years of advocating federalism, attendees should expect a fruitful discussion on the applicability of federalism in the Philippines.