メルバ先生 英文記事紹介 No.56
Philippines as a developing country slowly surpassed the other member countries of ASEAN in terms of economic growth that was according to World Bank. Philippines GDP or Gross Domestic Product projected to reached 6.6 percent this year and it's beyond the targeted growth which was 6.5 percent last year. We are higher than that for Indonesia (5.3 percent), Malaysia (4.9 percent), Thailand (three percent), and Vietnam (5.5 percent). According to WB because of the structural reforms made by the government it enables the investors to invest and create jobs in our country. It facilitated foreign international trade and promoted foreign direct investment most especially in the services sector.
Is there really an economic growth in the Philippines? That is one question that every Filipino is asking. Because we can't feel it ,our daily life is always a struggle. The income is very low that it can't suffice the needs of the family, the quality of shelter that we have, the kind of education that every child gets and many more. If someone belabors to ask everyone about her/his economic life majority will say that its hard to live that is why a lot of Filipinos going outside the country in order to seek for a greener pasteur.How is growth being measured? Is it by how many buildings they built, the number of businesses they make? I don't agree with it because the growth that they have said is not reflective on the quality of life that we have.It should be a domino effect. In the Philippines and I think its also happening in other countries that the rich only becomes richer but the poor becomes poorer.The businessmen and the elite were the ones only benefitted to what they said economic growth but the greater majority is in struggle each day.It becomes everyones motto, ''survival of the fittest and elimination of the unfit". Which shouldn't be that way.