SENATOR Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. said Sunday a federal form of government will pave the way for the creation of several political powers that will isolate only to one area should problems arise.
In an interview over "Gikan sa Masa, Para sa Masa" where he was the guest speaker, Marcos said more power centers are better than one unlike the present form of government in the Philippines that makes Manila as the center.
"The power is centered in Manila, pagka-nagka problema sa Manila, yung buong bansa apektado. Besides that, may recognition na ang bawat lugar ay iba, these are all individuals, with their different needs, different concerns, capabilities and assets," he said.
He added that local chief executives know better what is needed in their locality, and thus they can manage to handle the situation better.
"That's the basic theory behind the federalism. It will be a good discussion. It's about time to turn to that," he added.
Earlier, the senator signified his interest to support federalism that is being pushed by City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.
He added whoever will be the next president should start the reform during the first year of his/her term.
"Whoever it is, the next president has to do it early on. Start the process in the first year and not on the last. At least, ang suspicion ng tao na ginawa lang ang lahat na ito ay para ma-extend (ang term), at least mababawasan," he added.