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Move the national capital to Camp Macario Peralta in Capiz
« on: December 13, 2017, 01:26:03 AM »
In this thought exercise, let's talk about the feasibility of moving the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of the government outside Metro Manila to a tract of land that is already owned by the National Government:

Camp Macario Peralta

Why bother?

Congestion. When Malaysia decided to move its capital from Kuala Lumpur to Putrajaya in 1999, it cited congestion one of the catalysts for the move. With the gravity of congestion problems in Metro Manila . . . why not apply the same solution?

Efficient collaboration between departments. Building a new capital from the ground up gives the country a chance to build facilities closer together to facilitate collaboration.

No need to have departments physically separated in leased buildings. The President and legislators could walk to each other's offices if necessary. If necessary a modest light rail system could be established in the complex.

Central location. Macario Peralta is situated in the Visayas. This would mean more equitable flight times to all major Philippine cities. With the Iloilo International Airport on the island as well, there is already pre-existing airfield for transactions with the capital.

Security. Being situated in a military reservation means that the AFP already owns it well positioned to physically secure the capital.

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Does the capital really need to be at the economic center of the country?

Short answer is a resounding NO.

In addition to Putrajaya, the United States demonstrated this with the create of Washington DC apart from either New York, Boston, or even Philadelphia.

When Australia created its capital Canberra, it constructed it apart from the two major cities of Sydney and Melbourne.

The Brazilian capital of Brasilia is in the apart from the major cities of Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro and was chosen for being a more "central" location.

South Africa has separate cities for its Executive, Legislative, and Judicial governments.

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About Camp Macario Peralta

From: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/220661/army-camp-in-capiz-offers-land-for-tourism#ixzz4W6c2x4FV

Headquarters of the Army’s 3rd Infantry (Spearhead) Division (3ID), the 33,310-hectare camp

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The 3rd Division occupies only about 1,000 ha of the reservation, leaving most of it untouched.
The reservation covers 27 barangays in the municipalities of Jamindan and Tapaz in Capiz province and the municipality of Lambunao in Iloilo province.

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Its Camp Peralta headquarters is 54 kilometers from Roxas City in Capiz; 88 km from Kalibo, Aklan; and 122 km from Iloilo City.

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Re: Move the national capital to Camp Macario Peralta in Capiz
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2017, 01:44:13 AM »
Moving the capital also presents an opportunity to spread funds outside Luzon for a change.

https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2012%20Municipal%20and%20City%20Level%20Poverty%20Estimates%20Publication%20%281%29.pdf



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Re: Move the national capital to Camp Macario Peralta in Capiz
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2017, 03:21:56 PM »
Some people just hate . . . offended . . . by new ideas :-)

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Re: Move the national capital to Camp Macario Peralta in Capiz
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2018, 06:42:27 PM »
Images from within Camp Peralta: Kalikasa Waterfalls

From: http://www.lakadpilipinas.com/2014/01/kalikasan-waterfalls-capiz-camp-peralta.html