Recovery from the dictatorship
July 2, 2009 5:42pm CST
Recovery from the dictatorship has been arduous. Today the country still lags behind much of the rest of the world in terms of national competitiveness and human development indicators. From 1966 to 2008 the country also lagged behind the rest of Asia in terms of governance.Up to the 1960s the Philippines was a leader in Asia in terms of most aspects of human development Ferdinand Marcos and the depredations perpetrated during his authoritarian regime derailed this development. Other countries in Asia sprinted ahead and the Philippine diaspora of maids the blue collar workers started.
4 Jul 09
This only proves that the officials that have been elected really do not have the political will to run the country. What they are only after is their personal interest. Too bad that we believe them when they are still campaigning. Hopefully and with God's grace , we will rise up after this May 2010 elections.