The Philippines (i/ˈfɪlᵻpiːnz/; Filipino:Pilipinas[ˌpɪlɪˈpinɐs]), officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (Filipino:Republika ng Pilipinas), is a sovereignisland country in Southeast Asia situated in the western Pacific Ocean. It consists of about 7,500 islands that are categorized broadly under three main geographical divisions: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The capital city of the Philippines is Manila and the most populous city is Quezon City; both are part of Metro Manila.
The Philippines 2000 platform largely hinged on five major areas:
Peace and Stability
Economic Growth and Sustainable Development
Energy and Power Generation
The Philippines 2000 program formed the core of the Ramos campaign platform in the 1992 elections which largely centered on economic reforms and improved national security and unity.
Effects and legacy
The Philippines 2000 platform was widely successful, making it one of the greatest legacies of the Ramos administration to the Philippines. Ramos was successfully able to open the then-closed Philippine economy and break Marcos-era formed monopolies, especially with regard to Philippine Airlines and the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company, which were privatized and de-monopolized during his tenure. He was also able to resolve the power crisis in the Philippines through privatization of power plants and the construction of new ones. The reforms spurred additional investment into the Philippines.
In his book “The Creatures of Philippine Lower Mythology,” folklore scholar Maximo Ramos dedicates several pages to the effects of superstition on Philippine agriculture ... He writes, “It seems incredible that the Philippines has not mechanized its farms all these years.
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"The government has no chance of improving the Filipinos’ lot if it allows the economy to deteriorate further." The Philippine economy may be among the last in Asia to recover fully from the pandemic, judging from the slow pace of the vaccine rollout here and recent restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Read full article. 15 April 2021, 10.43 am183;1-min read ... Shares of Hero MotoCorp fell 0.09% at Rs 2,861.40 on BSE ... Source. Capitalmarket.com. TRENDING ... Beijing skies turn yellow as sand, dust engulf Chinese capital ... Philippines logs 11,429 new COVID-19 cases, total tops 900,000 ... .
The Philippines saw many hospitals in its capital region, home to around 13 million people, filling up, as cases rise ... Some travelled outside the capital to find a healthcare facility, or spent long hours in line.
Read full article. 15 April 2021, 10.37 am183;2-min read ... With effect from April 21, the airport will be conducting all international as well as domestic flight operations through its Terminal 2,” CSMIA said in a statement ... Beijing skies turn yellow as sand, dust engulf Chinese capital ... Philippines logs 11,429 new COVID-19 cases, total tops 900,000 ... .
Moody’s Investors Services has returned its “stable” outlook for Philippine banks with the economy’s gradual but “mild” improvement this year and despite that banks’ asset risks are still on high side ... Moody’s said its rated Philippine banks will continue to have sufficient capital buffers.
CREDIT ratings agency Moody’s Investors Service has revised its outlook for the Philippines’ banking system to stable from negative ... Moreover, Moody’s said Philippine banks will maintain sufficient capital buffers as internal capital generation will keep pace with capital consumption, with credit growth likely to remain below prepandemic levels.
Through micro-finance institutions like the FirstCommunityCooperative (FICCO), the ASAPhilippinesFoundation, and Alay sa Kaunlaran (ASKI), women now have access to legitimate sources of capital and do not have to resort to loan sharks to replenish their stocks, especially while recovering from the pandemic.
“The Philippines, having positioned itself as a crew change capital in the world through the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and its maritime sector, commits to provide world-class services to international vessels needing fresh crew onboard amid the pandemic,” the maritime agencies said.