Philippines Asia's Strongest Performi...

Philippines Asia's Strongest Performing Economy

There are 6062 comments on the Manila Bulletin story from Nov 23, 2012, titled Philippines Asia's Strongest Performing Economy. In it, Manila Bulletin reports that:

THE value of Philippine merchandise exports grew by 22.8% to $4.8 billion in September, 2012, higher than the $3.9 billion shipped out in the same month in 2011, making the country the strongest performer among Southeast and East Asian nations.

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Since: Apr 09

Makati, Philippines

#1271 Jan 26, 2013
lol wrote:
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In everything you eat, especially old man like you, eat moderately. A whole banana is too much a day.
Voice of experience from doing banana shows. LOLOL!!!
lol

San Francisco, CA

#1272 Jan 26, 2013
Don the American wrote:
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Voice of experience from doing banana shows. LOLOL!!!
I read articles about healthy food and what not to eat. Banana show is out of the picture. So you're talking about your experience about banana shows.

Since: Feb 11

Nearer than you would like

#1273 Jan 26, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
So, what's the deal...are bananas fattening or what????????
No, they are not fattening. But you need to be careful eating more than you need. Potassium in those little beauties can cause your heart to do things that you won't like.
lol

San Francisco, CA

#1274 Jan 26, 2013
Don the American wrote:
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Things are moving fast. Hopefully by June Ill be out of this shite hole country and idiots like you that can't give a single intelligent thought on how to fix things.
Try harder Don. There are things you can't fix and there are things that even the rich and or a President can't fix.

and you're the idiot for blaming me of not being able to fix your twang uppppppppppps thing....ole ole ole ole ole ole!

Since: Feb 11

Nearer than you would like

#1276 Jan 26, 2013
Why are there websites dedicated to "Onlee in da Pilipines"?

Bawal Umihi Dito Multa

5 month 28 day jobs

Guards with cell phones in their holsters

Uniforms for EVERYTHING!

There are a whole lot of things that can be 'fixed'. Ask any Singaporean.
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

Kitimat, Canada

#1277 Jan 26, 2013
Austronesian Guy wrote:
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Hahaha..... He cannot answer back that's why he just INSULTS lol
The Philippine BANANA Economy grew by 110% despite of ECONOMIC sanction imposed by China
IN YOUR FACE!!!!
lmao zedong!
i answered back you dumb APE.... but you just post up the same thing over and over...

most of that money is coming from workers outside your country working manual labor type jobs, as the recipients of those remittances go to SM mall and spend it...

then the recipients beg for more money to go buy some more useless gadgets at SM

thats why your pawn shops do so well also..

because 1 day APES like you walk down the street with all your jewellery

the next day it is gone and a you have a pawn ticket...

i swear I saw a tv comercial by M Lhuillier where the aunt gives the niece the watch off here wrist to pay for a hospital stay....LOL
your such a dumb indio ape

no wonder the only people who are getting rich are your Chinese Filipinos
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

Kitimat, Canada

#1278 Jan 26, 2013
Austronesian Guy wrote:
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When CHINA rejected Philippine Bananas, it had NO EFFECT IN THE PHILIPPINES ECONOMY:
The Philippines (22.8%) topped the exports growth of
HONG KONG (15.8%),
Vietnam (15.6%),
Taiwan (10.4%),
CHINA (9.9%),
and Thailand (0.2%)
http://www.asianjournal.com/dateline-philippi...
why are you talking about Bananas you dumb ape....even though you have a 1 billion a year trade surplus with China....

everyone here knows your economy is based on the 12 to 14 billion a year in OFW remittances... where your workers are treated like dirt around the world...

and your Filipinas spreading their legs for money....

and then Filipino Indio trash men like you... going out to create more growth by spending that money on Karaoke and beer
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

Kitimat, Canada

#1280 Jan 26, 2013
LOL

Since: Apr 09

Makati, Philippines

#1281 Jan 26, 2013
lol wrote:
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Try harder Don. There are things you can't fix and there are things that even the rich and or a President can't fix.
and you're the idiot for blaming me of not being able to fix your twang uppppppppppps thing....ole ole ole ole ole ole!
No I blame you Filipino's for not fixing things. Look at what you said. Laid the responsibility on the rich and the President. I could care less. Every missionary, do gooder organization and individuals that came here to help got f#cked by the ones they try to help and left.

Since: Feb 11

Nearer than you would like

#1282 Jan 26, 2013
There are so many things to love about the Philippines...great beaches, cheap labor, decent food, relentless hospitality and some pretty neat places to visit.

Still, one only need look at Singapore to see that the key to success is accountability and zero tolerance for law breaking. Until these occur, little will change within the RP.
lol

San Francisco, CA

#1283 Jan 26, 2013
Don the American wrote:
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No I blame you Filipino's for not fixing things. Look at what you said. Laid the responsibility on the rich and the President. I could care less. Every missionary, do gooder organization and individuals that came here to help got f#cked by the ones they try to help and left.
There are things that are easy to fix...and things that even the rich and the President can't fix.

The missionaries have to leave once they complete their term..they are not supposed to stay there permanently. Don't f.........kng exaggerate. If a missionary goes to a remote barrio to educate the people, he should expect the worse not the goddam expecting the most civilized people........lollllllllllllll llll
asia latin afro mid east

United States

#1284 Jan 26, 2013
Don the American wrote:
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No I blame you Filipino's for not fixing things. Look at what you said. Laid the responsibility on the rich and the President. I could care less. Every missionary, do gooder organization and individuals that came here to help got f#cked by the ones they try to help and left.
You enjoy your Us missonary position as gestapo. as you subservient to H.kissinger big kissers !BHhhhaahaaaa

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#1285 Jan 26, 2013
lol wrote:
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In everything you eat, especially old man like you, eat moderately. A whole banana is too much a day.
Bet in your day, you could take a whole banana....and swallow, too?....

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#1286 Jan 26, 2013
ChaunceyGardiner wrote:
There are so many things to love about the Philippines...great beaches, cheap labor, decent food, relentless hospitality and some pretty neat places to visit.
Still, one only need look at Singapore to see that the key to success is accountability and zero tolerance for law breaking. Until these occur, little will change within the RP.
Have you spent any time in Thailand?....i find it much cleaner and less corrupt than Philippines, more tourist safe and friendly, though not as much english speaking...i loved Singapore, though a bit regimental....

Since: Feb 11

Nearer than you would like

#1287 Jan 26, 2013
I have owned a home on Phuket for over a decade. I really enjoy Thailand and especially the south. It is tranquil without being isolated. Corruption exists but is not tolerated well. Most Thais are more concerned with living life well than anything else.

I used Singapore as an example of people who accept that lawlessness is unacceptable. The juris system there is truly revolutionary - justice will be served and is not macabre. Sharia is a step beyond what you see in Singapore. In places where sharia is the word, you will not find people dumping their trash in the river, burning it in the streets, pissing on their neighbor's walls, driving without regard to the rules of the road, stealing utilities or squatting on someone else's land. Instead of allowing prisoners to walk out of the local bilibid to eat at Jollibee, the Philippines really should take a look at making law breakers suffer. Corruption ends when enforcement begins.
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

Kitimat, Canada

#1288 Jan 26, 2013
^ something about dancing prisoners, just dosent sit right with me...

I understand... giving them something to do.... and the other extreme of torture or isolation cells..

but you are in prison for a reason
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

Kitimat, Canada

#1289 Jan 26, 2013
China plays important role in Philippines' tourism, rice production
English.news.cn 2013-01-26 19:31:16
by Alito L. Malinao

MANILA, Jan. 26 (Xinhua)-- In his remarks on Friday in an anti- corruption session in the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III cited two positive developments in the Philippines where China has played a major role.

According to Mr. Aquino, these are on the country's booming tourism industry and on rice production where the Philippines could start exporting rice this year.

As Aquino exuberantly narrated the remarkable gains in the country's tourism industry, he cited the favorable assessment of the Philippines by two of China's leading English newspapers.

Aquino said that the Oriental Morning Post has named the Philippines as "The Best Tourist Destination" in the paper's annual World Travel-Special Trips Awards while the Shanghai Morning Post has described the country as "The Most Romantic Destination in the World" based on a consumer survey.

Earlier, on Jan. 15 at the Shanghai Peninsula Hotel by the Bund, Philippine Consul General to Shanghai Charles Jose received the award from Liu Sha, editor in chief of the Shanghai Morning Post.

Aquino also mentioned the favorable tourism reviews of international leisure publications such as Conde Nast Traveller, The New York Times, and Travel + Leisure magazine.

According to Aquino, these awards were "surely inspired by the magnificent sunsets over our numerous white sand beaches, or the pristine, secluded coves dotting our many islands."

Aquino said that in 2012, 4.3 million tourists visited the Philippines although he admitted that this was short of the 4.6 million target of the Department of Tourism, blaming what he termed as "some political tension" in the region, referring to the territorial dispute in the South China Sea between the Philippines and China.

Despite this development, millions of Chinese are expected to visit the Philippines, especially during the winter season in China and for the upcoming week-long Chinese New Year holiday in February.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/indepth/201...
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

Kitimat, Canada

#1290 Jan 26, 2013
On rice production, Aquino told the forum that the Philippines, the world's largest rice importer, would be able to attain full self-sufficiency and even become a rice exporter before the year end barring typhoons and other natural calamities.

"From importing almost two-and-a-half million metric tons of rice in 2010, now, if the weather permits, we are looking at full rice self-sufficiency - and even the possibility of exporting it - by the end of this year," Aquino said during the forum.

Aquino said his predecessor, former President Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo, had allowed the debt of the National Food Authority, the country's rice trading agency, to balloon to 4.4 billion U.S. dollars from 300 million U.S. dollars during the former president' s nine-year term, insisting on importing more rice than was needed to feed the people.

Since he assumed office in 2010, Aquino said, more funds were plowed into irrigation, arterial roads, research into higher- yielding varieties, and other technologies, making this goal of food self-sufficiency viable.

What Aquino did not elaborate was the launching in January 1998 of the government's national hybrid rice program that utilized hybrid rice technology, mainly adopted from China, as a new approach to increase rice production and to make Philippine farmers more competitive.

According to the Philippine Rice Research Institute (Philrice), support form China was in the form of collaborative undertakings with noted Chinese hybrid rice institutions such as the Yunnan Agricultural University since 1993, with the Jiangxi Academy of Agricultural Sciences since 1995, the Guangxi Academy of Agricultural Sciences since 1997 and with Fujian Agricultural University since 1998.

In 1999, the Philippine Department of Agriculture forged a technical cooperation agreement on hybrid rice with the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture which has been implemented by Philrice.

As demonstrated in China, and recently in India and Vietnam, rice hybrids can be used to increase rice production with such collateral positive benefits as generating rural employment, land savings and women's empowerment.

Experts have predicted that demand for hybrid rice technology in the Philippines will increase as a result of the country's high labor-to-land ratio and the high proportion of irrigated rice land.

Statistics from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) show that China grows hybrid rice in 17 million hectares out of its total 33 million hectares planted to rice. India grows hybrid rice in 150,000 hectares while Vietnam cultivates 400,000 hectares to hybrid rice.

Hybrid rice technology helped China increase its rice production form 140 million tons in 1978 to 188 million tons in 1990. It accounts for 66 percent of China's total production and 20 percent of the world's total rice supply. At least 17 other countries have initiated hybrid rice programs.

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/indepth/201...

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#1291 Jan 26, 2013
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE wrote:
^ something about dancing prisoners, just dosent sit right with me...

I understand... giving them something to do.... and the other extreme of torture or isolation cells..

but you are in prison for a reason
Yeah, it's just telling outside bad guys that it's more fun in the prison. Fcuk! It won't terrify evil doers anymore and it will encourage them to remain evil doers.
Martin Nuke

Talisay, Philippines

#1293 Jan 26, 2013
Danding Cojuanco stole millions from the Filipino farmers in the UCPB scandal.

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