Is Federalism The Answer To Mindanao's Woes?
With its pineapple, banana and other exports, Mindanao is among the greatest contributors to the country's coffers. However, the budget given to Mindanao is not even a third of the total budget of the country. People have complained time and again about the lopsided distribution of wealth.
Without any success on the Mindanaons quest for Federalism, and even with a Mindanaoan for a Speaker of the House of Congress, Mindanaoans could not expect to get anything more than morsels from Malacañang now, or at anytime.