By Mr. Ramon Dacawi

SOME of the “what if” questions about autonomy keep recurring, but the real answers would never come unless we go and try self-rule as provided in the 1987 Constitution. We cannot, for one, use the actual and real problems of the existing autonomous region in Mindanao to measure the outcome of autonomy up here in the Cordillera.

In the same token, the failure of democracy in one country cannot be the basis to believe that it would fail in another nation before it is even tried. In the same vein, a system’s actual success in one area is never an assurance of its triumph in another.

We would never know the fruits of autonomy unless we try it.

Read more at SunStar Baguio, July 2, 2011.