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.
SMCGlobal Power Holdings Corp., the power arm of conglomerate San Miguel Corp., is looking at 2021 capital expenditure budget of almost P125 billion to finance expansion and acquisition of projects. SMC Global Power said in a disclosure to Philippine Dealing & Exchange Corp.
Philippine authorities are providing emergency assistance to 12 members of an all-Filipino-crewed container ship who tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) after making a two-day port stop in India... The ship then sailed to Manila to seek refuge despite an existing travel ban being in place in the Philippines.
(McDonald’s Philippines), majority owned and operated by chairman and founder Dr ...Product innovations ... Amid the continuous difficulties posed by the pandemic, McDonald’s was able to end 2020 with a 655-store base and the opening of 16 new stores, including the largest store in the Philippines, in CapitalTown, Pampanga ... .
Palau’s 340 islands north of the equator, are 600 miles east of the Philippines... “On the other hand, the US spent the last two decades forfeiting much of the ‘FirstIslandChain’ to China, dispensing its blood, treasure, and political capital in the sandbox.”.
As the Philippines’ largest and fully integrated telco firm, PLDT and Smart stand well-positioned to work with UNICEF and offer real-world experiences using the updated assessment tool ... PLDT is the Philippines’ largest integrated telco company ... PLDT has one of the largest market capitalizations among Philippine-listed companies.
The Philippines’ largest and fully integrated telco PLDT and its mobile unit Smart recently won four major awards, including Gold at the 2021 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards... PLDT is the Philippines’ largest integrated telco company ... PLDT has one of the largest market capitalizations among Philippine-listed companies.
The remaining four focus on the emerging market (Chile, Philippines, South Africa) and frontier (Georgia) economies ...The World Bank will also examine financial sector competition, assess oversight of markets and payments systems, and provide guidance for development of capital markets and access to finance for small and medium enterprises.
MANILA, Philippines (Reuters) – Going... The Philippines is battling one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in Southeast Asia, with the capital region, an urban sprawl of 16 cities that is home to at least 13 million people, the epicentre for the latest wave of infections.
The Philippines is battling one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in Southeast Asia, with the capital region, an urban sprawl of 16 cities that is home to at least 13 million people, the epicentre for the latest wave of infections ... The rollout of vaccinations in the Philippines ...