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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

    Posted by: Wac
  • 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.

  • I believe so.

    I personally believe that the Republic of the Philippines will ameliorate it's condition in the near future. Our public servants are working hard to address the issues that our country faces today, and we Filipinos are also needed to help in our own way to make this a dream come true.

  • I believe so.

    I personally believe that the Republic of the Philippines will ameliorate it's condition in the near future. Our public servants are working hard to address the issues that our country faces today, and we Filipinos are also needed to help in our own way to make this a dream come true.

  • Yes because, you do know that the Philippines' GDP per capita is improving, right?.

    The Philippines is also improving through:

    Economy
    Money
    Strength

    ... So this kind of means that the Philippines can become one of the
    "Great Powers" of the world!

    The Philippines is also a new industrialized country in Asia together
    with China and other countries like north korea.

    And the philippines is also and ally of the united states, japan, S. Korea and almost all countries! (has an embassy in more than 35 countries)

  • Yes because, you do know that the Philippines' GDP per capita is improving, right?.

    The Philippines is also improving through:

    Economy
    Money
    Strength

    ... So this kind of means that the Philippines can become one of the
    "Great Powers" of the world!

    The Philippines is also a new industrialized country in Asia together
    with China and other countries like north korea.

    And the philippines is also and ally of the united states, japan, S. Korea and almost all countries! (has an embassy in more than 35 countries)

  • Philippines as One

    Actually, economic prosperity can be done in the Philippines,
    the Philippines is larger than some of the 1st world countries in Asia, which makes the Philippines assured for economic prosperity in terms of territory, however, with the territorial dispute with China, we cannot easily solve this issue, unless we embark on peaceful oral arguments with China, engaging on different kinds of treaties/organizations with China, emerging us to be China's ally, if we are China's ally, we can be sure that we have military support from China, since China's close allies are the world's leading military-based countries, and we can strengthen our relationship to an extent of an ally, not of more intimate/indoor talks, just allies.

    We can add more projects to improve the current state of the Philippines, including projects concerning garbage, malnutrition and beautification of the over-all look of the Philippines, and mass hiring for cleaners/social workers.

    We could also receive investors from different parts of the globe, by using smart tourism, again, by beautifying the country.

    Now, for the Mindanao dispute, we can give them an autonomy, but we sure should get some certain benefits, like military support from Mindanao, and beautification and making Mindanao a prominent area in Asia.

  • Lack of common etiquette

    Definitely a long way to go. Customer service is non-existent, they don’t respond to emails, they don’t believe in business ethics and they are just looking for fast easy money including touting and scamming tourists. The women are selling themselves and a huge percentage are looking for a sugar daddy or a foreign passport.

    The educated ones have left the country. No hope for this place!

  • Rooted in culture

    There are servicemen (different from politicans) out there, but the people interested in financially securing themselves and their families far outnumber them. Ever since the Spanish Era, it has been a strength and weakness of Filipinos to family first. It is difficult for us to put others before ourselves. We are a very hypocritical country who do not practice what we preach. We are reflected by the beggar on the street who only comes to you in time of need and forgets you then afterwards. It is like our ties with other nations. As Filipinos, we give nothing and expect something in return. We expect change, but we are not willing to change ourselves. That is what our socioculture is built on. Take that away and we crumble.

  • 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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