Real Economic Growth
Philippines’ GDP is at a high 7.8% during the first quarter of 2013 (One of the highest in the region beating even China). The Philippines’ also jumped from #44 to #38 on the World Competitive Ranking for 2013 and is also one of the fastest emerging markets in the world and considered the Social Networking capital of the world.
Though these are remarkable achievements let’s also look on the other side of the coin. Our country also posted high unemployment rate, poverty, and malnutrition. The country (though the govt insist they are making changes and improvements) has one of the ugliest international airport in the world. We have the slowest Internet connection in the region. Don’t forget the poor state of education with more than 50 kids trying to fit in one classroom.
To our DEAR POLITICIANS, who promised the moon and the stars during their respective campaigns, please DO YOUR JOB… and DO IT WELL! Real economic growth should not only be felt by the rich and the powerful but also the ordinary “Juan” (and I’m not talking about the lazy ones) by drafting and implementing laws that are in favor of the majority and not just the chosen few.