Federalism pros and cons – in artworks

MANILA, Philippines – There have been lengthy written explainers, several books and primers, countless talk shows, debates and forums at universities, and the government's consultative assemblies across the country.

What else have we not tried in conveying the pros and cons of the Duterte administration's initiative to amend the Constitution to change the Philippine system of government from unitary to federal? 

Ah, art. 

Professor Neil Doloricon, a former dean of the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts, thought of that ahead of us this semester. He recently asked his students in the Visual Communication 121 (Editorial Design) class to come up with posters that depict either the benefits or the pitfalls of shifting to federalism. 

PRO-FEDERALISM

Clariz Caingat
Dianne Corpuz (L) and Daniela Meren (R)
Karyll Encarnacion (L) and Katherina Dy (R)
Cyrelle Asdillo
Hazel Terre (L) and Gabrielle Balanon (R)
Kim Villanueva (L) and Hannah Esteves (R)
Renee Jose

 

ANTI-FEDERALISM

Amadeus Arguelles
Nina Dela Torre (L) and Moira Yap (R)
Diana Utlang (L) and Fatima Saavedra (R)
Ysabella Vidal (L) and Sherryjune Manito (R)
Alyssa Darunday (L) and Alexandra Juridico (R)
Jasmin Umali (L) and Karmela Toliongco (R)

Which ones are most powerful to you? Tell us in the comments. – Rappler. com