Some people are hostile towards Duterte's proposal for federalism. For the nth time the Philippines has 7,107 islands as part of its country so decentralization is BADLY needed. Now it's time to tackle on the problem of arrogant Tagalogs who adhere to that idiotic Imperial Manila system. Not that I suggest Tagalog should be abolished but I'm going against arrogant Tagalogs who continue to shout "Penoy Prayd" while all the while mistreating other Pinoys who aren't Tagalogs.
Is it me or is it really a fact that most of the "anti-imperialists" in the Philippines are indeed Tagalogs? This isn't to degrade all Tagalogs as some of them are actually good people. Some Tagalogs even feel that the whole system isn't working. But is it me or are most Tagalogs really that arrogant because they live in the capital? I've heard of more leftists who are Tagalog than those of other Filipino groups in the Philippines. Is it me or are most of those Filipino activists who shout, "Down with imperialism" mostly from Luzon or more specifically in Imperial Manila? I could be wrong but that's what I currently assume as of late.
They hypocritically claim to be against imperialism but they support a system that runs the Philippines like an empire. Has anybody noticed that the Empire of Manila has treated the rest of the Philippines as colonies instead of a part of its republic for several decades now? They say the're against imperialism but they support a system that has Manila make all decisions with little or no consultation from the rest of the Philippines? There's hardly any decentralization of power which is like how an imperial system was run.
Plus, I'd like to raise the mindset that many Tagalogs have about Overseas Filipino Workers and Foreign Direct Investment. Many Tagalogs might be thinking that foreign direct investors are foreign direct invaders all the while thinking they're "invading" the world with OFWs. Isn't that an imperialist's mindset to invade other countries and treat the rest of their country as just colonies instead of being part of the republic? They think that people should bow down to them. They think that they can intervene with another nation's policy like whenever they try to beg amnesty for guilty Filipinos. What? Do they think that whenever they send an OFW that country should bow down to the Philippines? That idea is just plain stupid.