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My Other BlogsTim and Zol PotterZol And I recently left the Philippines after 6 years of living there. We have relocated to Houston Texas. We documented our struggles of getting from the Philippines to the US. Additionally the life we experienced whi...
by Newbies For Computers on Aug 13, 2016

Top 10 Reasons Why the Philippines is a Big Failure

 This is a well written article by a Filipino about the state of the Philippines.  It shows the negative however from that you can derive the truth about things that could change the state of the Philippines. Read The Original click here:Th...
by Newbies For Computers on Oct 19, 2015

Filipino Stereo Types

Stereotyping in the PhilippinesAn Opinion and ObservationI admire the way Filipino people defend their compatriots when they are—sometimes-- put in a less than honorable category by other nations. The examples are the outrage when someone stereotyp...
by Newbies For Computers on Sep 8, 2015

Poverty in Rural Philippines

Indigenous People of PhilippinesPoverty Holds the People BackAbout half of the Philippines’ 100 million people live in rural areas. Poverty is most severe and most widespread in these areas and almost 80 per cent of the country’s poor people live...
by Newbies For Computers on Aug 30, 2015

On the Bangsamoro Question as tied with the political struggle of the Filipino People

The Constitution of the Philippines recognizes the distinct and unique cultural character of the Bangsamoro people yet it fell short of recognizing it in its entirety. Meaning, the 1987 Constitution tries to experiment its way out of the Bangsamoro Q...
by New Philippine Revolution on Feb 20, 2015

Mt. Pinatubo Coffee, Anyone?

I’ve been nursing this cold for almost a week now.  I could not write with my stuffy nose bothering me.  I guess over-thinking is not good for my health, so I’ve decided that from now on I’ll write a new post … Continue rea...

Tea: Agricultural, Manufacturing, and Hospitality Jobs for Filipinos

While reading some news Online, I came across a name that sounded familiar.  He was my former dorm mate in college.  I knew him as a brilliant but humble guy.  For some reason, I associated him with the red leather-covered … Continue reading...

Countering Islamism and Islamists in Muslim Mindanao

What is Islamism?  Who are the Islamists?  We need to talk about this militant Islamic ideology, considering that Muslim countries all over are becoming Islamist every day.  Egypt, Tunisia, Iraq, and Indonesia are some of those countries that are...

Is Peace Possible In Mindanao?

I changed Zorro’s photo on the header because I want to freely write anything that comes to mind.  I might write something that will offend people, and I don’t want them to hurt an innocent guy.  I also edited my … Continue readin...

Philippines: Government Spending and Public Policy

We have many laws in the Philippines because we have a lot of problems and also some of our lawmakers dissect issues and see things one by one. Some laws have been forgotten.  Others haven’t been implemented.  So what happens … Continue...

Philippine Civil Construction Industry: More Government Spending Means More Jobs

First, let me express this again: the goal of this blog is to suggest solutions to problems we have in the Philippine.  I’m hoping academic experts and government departments will give  my ideas a chance.  They can critique and scrutinize &#...

GDP and “Standard of Comfortable Living”

Gross Domestic Product or GDP is not directly about a country’s standard of living.  If you think only money can make you feel happy, prosperous, or comfortable, then GDP will make sense to you.  Yes, the United States of America … Cont...

Understanding GDP Growth Rate: The Bombay’s Way

Let’s make it simple.  The economic growth rate of the Philippines in the first quarter of this year was 7.8%– meaning, our country gained 7.8% of our economy last quarter. Let’s say the worth of our economy last quarter was 200...

Philippine Building Construction Industry: Profiting More, Hiring Less

In my last post, I presented the proof of my thesis that the building construction industry in the Philippines doesn’t create a significant number of jobs relative to their expansion and growth rate.  I have the same observation in this …...

Greed in the Philippine Building Construction Industry

Yes, I’m stubborn.  I don’t stop until I find proofs that support my ideas.  When ideas have proofs and bases, they cease to be mere opinions.  If we want solid results, we need solid inputs.  This post attempts just that. … Con...

Philippine Building Construction Industry Does Not Create Jobs

Yes, I’m stubborn.  I don’t stop until I find proofs that support my ideas.  When ideas have proofs and bases, they cease to be mere opinions.  If we want solid results, we need solid inputs.  This post attempts just that. … Con...

The Future of the High Unemployment Rate of the Philippines

I always try to base my ideas on logical facts, statistical data, ethnographic cases, and empirical observations.  If none of those is available, I look for solid theories on which I can base my ideas.  In my last post, I … Continue reading &...

What Is Really the Philippine Unemployment Rate?

First, a disclaimer:  all photos used in my blog aren’t mine, and I haven’t financially benefited from them.  I respect the intellectual property rights of media artists and image creators.  Yes, I should acknowledge them, but unfortun...

FDI: Can the Philippines Compete with Thailand?

When I started this blog, I wanted my first post to be about economic development in relation to geographical size and population size.   I wanted to present why medium-sized (in area and population) cities, regions, provinces, municipalities, and e...

FDI: Can Philippines Compete with Thailand?

When I started this blog, I wanted my first post to be about economic development in relation to geographical size and population size.   I wanted to present why medium-sized (in area and population) cities, regions, provinces, municipalities, and e...


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