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Can the Philippines ever become a first world country?

Asked by: Mexecutive
  • Philippines had already made it before

    After the destructive World War II, the Philippines showed a significant rise on its economy. Say it was because of the American's support to their brown allies, but it was the Filipinos who managed to maximize its resources.

    During the post war era, the Philippines was the biggest economy in Asia (if the writer would correctly recall). The country topped its Asian neighbors in terms of economic activity, infrastructure, education, manufacturing, to mention some. It also topped in terms of technological advancement. The Philippines can be described as at par during the era when it was supposed to have a shrinking economy.

    Yes, Philippines, at this point of time, might be poor, but its present economic performance shows that it is growing despite recession in the Southeast Asian region. That is a clear sign that the Philippines is stable-that it can still manage to hold its economy. For what it is dubbed as the "Asia's Economic Tiger?"

    Plus, a good number of multi-billion dollar investments are going in the country every now and then. So it means to say that although the country has been known under the negative light, businessmen are confident enough of putting their ventures here. Thanks to its skillful people-who are also very hardworking and hospitable.

    The Philippines has a very big chance to become a first world country, as its current economic growth shows signs that it is preparing to take back its olden glory. The effort is now seen and felt. Let's just behold and see. :)

  • Philippine Workers can handle anything

    The Philippine citizens can manage any role at any work place. With the proper coaching, training & education, combined with solid laws governing the nation & moral ethics & discipline, we could bring a community that would bring the best in us & provide the right standards of human life.

  • Of cource yes

    I think its important to analyze their economic stability. This country has provided international business for over 2 countries that i know one is uae and the other qatar. The business they have provided is there people where they go and join in a job, this in fact is really singnaling something out to their country about money. Their poplulation in these two countries are increasing dramatically out of control. Believe it or not where ever i go i see them. Are they here to make money and send it to their home country or what? For sure yes

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  • Philippine Economy's Continuous Growth

    It wouldn't come as a surprise if that happens. The Philippines' economic growth momentum is higher, and is expected to grow seven percent this year, according to reports. It continues to thrive despite the fluctuating growth in Southeast Asia. Two factors that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has seen that contributed to the country's robust economy are: (1) "robust consumption," "resilient remittance inflows." Also, given the improving employment rate due to the advent of the Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry, providing a 35% growth in employment by the end of the year. The industry is expected to bring in about $25 billion in revenues at the end of Q4.

    Nielsen revealed earlier this week that the Philippines ranks as 2nd most "bullish consumer market," next to Indonesia.

  • Nationalistic sentiment can breed economic gain.

    I would argue that the Philippines, being a democratic government, can achieve a first world status provided that both the government and the mass citizenry work together for both social and economic development, along with the participation of the private sector. There's no harm in saying that by having another set of leaders, the nation can move up.

  • 1st world country... Why not?

    I have high hopes that the Philippines would become a First-world country one day, the ONLY problem that we generally face is greed and imprudence and it is stopping the country to become so. We should not just blame the corrupt, nerve-wracking politicians all the time! The problem is also the people. There are so many crimes happening, it's so common even A FULL GROWN MAN HAS REAL BALLS TO RAPE A NEWBORN CHILD! And not only that! The people who live in poverty may even blame the government because they have no money to help and feed their family and ironically, you may see them smoking and do drugs!

    As a high school student living in the Philippines, it drives me crazy to think about this because. A lot of people want to change but they won't even do the change themselves, full talk and no action done! I'm not biased on Pres. Digong but. If only the politicians were like him, doing his job being a wise and tough politician. Besides his vulgar language which most people do not like, would be an astonishing image to see! He is taking out crime in and out and corruption here to there. That's just jaw dropping, No president after Marcos did that.

    To summarize it... The Philippines can potentially be a 1st world country, we just need discipline. It's cringy to see an advertisement of a running president doing good things on TV but as soon as elected. Too much smiling, too much talking etc. Isn't it weird that you want to take the responsibility even if you can't do it? The wide impact of stopping us is the people itself...

  • It will become a first world country.

    Current government is busy wiping out corrupt politicians, drug syndicates, etc. and Trillions of Philippine peso investments are coming in.
    Since most Filipinos are more educated, and not easy to be fooled by the corrupt media, voting for a clean president is possible. Fake and Real news are easy to be identified from Social Networking Sites because real, valid news always include credible sources, such as full speech video, real documents, etc. although exhange rate of USD-PHP rises because some investors got fooled by those corrupt media, claiming that there is Extra-judicial killing in the country, which they also blames Pres. Duterte to be responsible of the killings, which in fact false.

    New useful projects are being built.
    Within just few months of the current administration, a lot of infrastructure got approved by the current admin, more railway systems, more roads, etc.

    There is still corrupt politicians trying to stop the current administration from their good and useful projects, notably the fake vice president, trillanes, Liberal party, etc. trying to destabilize the current admin, which indirectly destabilizes the entire country.

    The Philippine army is already working on wiping out the terrorists in the country, and so for they are doing good.

    Now lets move away from the current admin and move on to where i live.
    My home town was a not-so-popular province, with little to no tourist attraction, but as i grow up, i see a lot of changes. Vacant lots used to be a dumping area of dead bodies of persons who were killed, later became small resorts. Eventually, larger resorts came in, and those small resorts grew larger. Its a chain reaction, what was a dumping field, now a tourists attraction. Currently there is a 5 star hotel being built. If you ask me what that area looks like, it looks like you are in a 1st world country, with bright, good looking street lamps, and the streets is quite clean. Our "bayan" that used to look like an old, rusted market, now looks even better. More businesses popping out everywhere, and if you talk about crime rate here? It remained low, and i even used a phone on a restaurant table to indicate that its reserved, and no one would even dare to steal it.

    Its possible, especially that most of us in my class are business-oriented (we Computer Engineering students tho), we could help the country to rise even more just by starting a Tech-related business. Our generation will continue to help the country rise again, we wont be working for other countries, but we will be working for our country.

  • It will become first world country

    Current government is busy wiping out corrupt politicians, drug syndicates, etc. and Trillions of Philippine peso investments are coming in.
    Since most Filipinos are more educated, and not easy to be fooled by the corrupt media, voting for a clean president is possible. Fake and Real news are easy to be identified from Social Networking Sites because real, valid news always include credible sources, such as full speech video, real documents, etc. although exhange rate of USD-PHP rises because some investors got fooled by those corrupt media, claiming that there is Extra-judicial killing in the country, which they also blames Pres. Duterte to be responsible of the killings, which in fact false.

    New useful projects are being built.
    Within just few months of the current administration, a lot of infrastructure got approved by the current admin, more railway systems, more roads, etc.

    There is still corrupt politicians trying to stop the current administration from their good and useful projects, notably the fake vice president, trillanes, Liberal party, etc. trying to destabilize the current admin, which indirectly destabilizes the entire country.

    The Philippine army is already working on wiping out the terrorists in the country, and so for they are doing good.

    Now lets move away from the current admin and move on to where i live.
    My home town was a not-so-popular province, with little to no tourist attraction, but as i grow up, i see a lot of changes. Vacant lots used to be a dumping area of dead bodies of persons who were killed, later became small resorts. Eventually, larger resorts came in, and those small resorts grew larger. Its a chain reaction, what was a dumping field, now a tourists attraction. Currently there is a 5 star hotel being built. If you ask me what that area looks like, it looks like you are in a 1st world country, with bright, good looking street lamps, and the streets is quite clean. Our "bayan" that used to look like an old, rusted market, now looks even better. More businesses popping out everywhere, and if you talk about crime rate here? It remained low, and i even used a phone on a restaurant table to indicate that its reserved, and no one would even dare to steal it.

    Its possible, especially that most of us in my class are business-oriented (we Computer Engineering students tho), we could help the country to rise even more just by starting a Tech-related business. Our generation will continue to help the country rise again, we wont be working for other countries, but we will be working for our country.

  • It will become first world country

    Current government is busy wiping out corrupt politicians, drug syndicates, etc. and Trillions of Philippine peso investments are coming in.
    Since most Filipinos are more educated, and not easy to be fooled by the corrupt media, voting for a clean president is possible. Fake and Real news are easy to be identified from Social Networking Sites because real, valid news always include credible sources, such as full speech video, real documents, etc. although exhange rate of USD-PHP rises because some investors got fooled by those corrupt media, claiming that there is Extra-judicial killing in the country, which they also blames Pres. Duterte to be responsible of the killings, which in fact false.

    New useful projects are being built.
    Within just few months of the current administration, a lot of infrastructure got approved by the current admin, more railway systems, more roads, etc.

    There is still corrupt politicians trying to stop the current administration from their good and useful projects, notably the fake vice president, trillanes, Liberal party, etc. trying to destabilize the current admin, which indirectly destabilizes the entire country.

    The Philippine army is already working on wiping out the terrorists in the country, and so for they are doing good.

    Now lets move away from the current admin and move on to where i live.
    My home town was a not-so-popular province, with little to no tourist attraction, but as i grow up, i see a lot of changes. Vacant lots used to be a dumping area of dead bodies of persons who were killed, later became small resorts. Eventually, larger resorts came in, and those small resorts grew larger. Its a chain reaction, what was a dumping field, now a tourists attraction. Currently there is a 5 star hotel being built. If you ask me what that area looks like, it looks like you are in a 1st world country, with bright, good looking street lamps, and the streets is quite clean. Our "bayan" that used to look like an old, rusted market, now looks even better. More businesses popping out everywhere, and if you talk about crime rate here? It remained low, and i even used a phone on a restaurant table to indicate that its reserved, and no one would even dare to steal it.

    Its possible, especially that most of us in my class are business-oriented (we Computer Engineering students tho), we could help the country to rise even more just by starting a Tech-related business. Our generation will continue to help the country rise again, we wont be working for other countries, but we will be working for our country.

  • It's Been A First World Country Before, Well Why Not Again?

    It's a very poor country at present, but its economy is rising quickly. It could definately become a first world country within 10 to 30 years from now. I'm no Wall Street Pro or anything, but I know that its economy is go up. I really do wish it well and I hope that all of you Filipinos reading this know that.

  • No. The difference between First World and Third World is not just infrastructure, it's in the mindset

    Filipinos do not have the mindset necessary for first world existence. They throw their garbage all over the place, with no respect for common areas such as sidewalks, streets, or even a neighboring vacant lot. They idle away their time in gossip and small time bragging. They cut each other off on the road, even after making the sign of the cross in front of a church. They always try to find an excuse for everything. They are inherently selfish. That's why when a Filipino makes it to government, he is likely to become a thief and corrupt the system.

  • Heyall no. Like really

    Poor af, people are lazy, people don't do anything... I mean come on! SERIOUSLY WAKE UP PEOPLE!!! Jesus Christ didn't sacrifice Himself on the cross for you guys to just waste HIS LOVE ON EARTH... We were blessed with resources... As Lao Tzu said, to be a beacon of love is important

  • Filipinos, from what I've seen so far, have a very poor Customer Service attitude.

    I'm from Canada. I came here almost two years ago, and have since gotten married here. Shops here, even in the large malls, have a No-Return and No-Refund Policy. Buyer Beware is the National Sentiment, and the Filipinos seem to accept that attitude. One of the biggest ripoffs is purchasing data from Smart or Globe. The WiFi devices seem to eat data. If you call and complain, they offer to sell you more instead of offering any form of compensation. I now do all my shopping online in the USA, and have it forwarded by a reshipping and consolidation company in California, called ShippingCart.

  • Poor infrastructure and urban development planning

    The massive transportation woes being experienced now will only become worse. Let's backtrack to another Asian country 50 plus years ago, Japan in the late 50s and now see how there planners developed transportation infrastructure. We as a people don't have that mental vision and collective discipline to see where we want to be and become 5 to 10 years from now.

    Perhaps we set the standard too high for the Philippine government. Let's see another Asian country and ASEAN partner , Look at tiny Singapore see there urban developement and public transportation infrastructure.

    The Philippines will always be a third world country and always be the sick man of Asia. Good job GSIS!!!!

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