“Don’t start a business in the Philippines”, according to BizNews Asia

The cover of the BizNews Asia, vol. 13, no. 22 reads “If you want to start a business, don’t start it in the Philippines”. This is further expounded on in a paragraph also found on the lower part of the cover page:

The World Bank ranks the Philippines 95th in ease of doing business, 161st in starting a business, 124th in dealing with construction permits, 108th in registering property, 104th in getting credit, 127th in paying taxes, 124th in enforcing contracts, 65th in trading across borders, and 50th in resolving insolvency. Considering that there are 189 economies, the Philippine rankings are a disgrace and put a lie to claims of Daang Matuwid. There is so much red tape and graft every time businessmen try to start a business or do business.

The World Bank data quoted can also be found here.

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Photo courtesy: Facebook page

Recall that in September 2013, BizNews Asia featured in its cover Philippine Congress with the caption “the Philippines’ biggest criminal syndicate” in light of the controversy surrounding lawmakers and the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), better known as the pork barrel.

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Red tape, graft, and an extremely inefficient government bureaucracy are some of the most obvious signs of the corruption that investors, both local and foreign, have cited as one of the biggest issues and hindrances to doing business in the Philippines.

What can be seemingly noted here, is that despite all the rhetoric of president Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino’s Daang Matuwid (straight path) – and especially with its supposed emphasis on fighting corruption – the current government has been rather ineffectual at curbing it. Perhaps one can be forgiven for thinking that it has been complicit in maintaining it.

After 5 years, the Aquino administration still has very little to show in its “fight against corruption”. There is only so much blaming on the predecessor and on BS Aquino’s political enemies that can be done before his incompetence is bared.

Actually, that mark has already been crossed. Many times over.

Now that the 2016 national elections are on the horizon, Filipinos can expect corruption to become a hot-button topic once again during the campaign period.

Whether Filipinos and all who intend to run for government positions can do anything different in the future will remain a big, debatable question for years.

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Tom
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The article’s conclusions are absolutely correct. The Philippines is not a place to do business, especially if you are an outsider. Too many crooks and too much corruption. No justice. Very sad as it just means only the very rich make money and the rest of the people are subjects and servants.

Gracie Loren
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It’s like everyone is doomed once they’re born in the Philippines. There’s no way out but to get out of the country. Still, hope and faith keeps us Filipinos going. We’re still hoping that one day, corruption ends and everything will be alright.

Andrei
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They prefer posting and retweeting aldub instead on focusing the real issues. Just imagine 14m tweets for aldud..wtf.

ChinoF
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“…put a lie to the claims of Daang Matuwid.”

Now that’s strongly worded for some, but still a bit kind for me. hehe

Ummagumma
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The hallmarks of the typical 3rd world economy are all prevalent in the Fail-ippines. Doing business in the country is impossible for any entity that is not a Multi-national Corporation. In that case terms are dictated downward: Corporate entity to the people that run the country. Fuggedabowdit if you are anyone else looking to CA$H in on the local economy.A great place to retire if you can avoid all the thieves and get to a beach on Camiguin/Romblon/Dinigat/Surigoa or Northern Luzon.Otherwise the country is a waste of time and, due to the murder rate and targets hung on the backs… Read more »
Tom
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Very well said.

44Toro007Hayden99.999
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44Toro007Hayden99.999
The Political leaders in the Philippines even exceed the Mafiosi in America, in terms of criminality. At least , the American Mafia has some Codes to follow. And once they do not abide by the Mafia code…the Mafia enforcer, is there , to put a bullet in their brain. If our leaders , who are running our country are the thieves. Who will Police these thieves? The Thieves investigate themselves…will you expect an indictment on these thieves? They are the : investigators, prosecutors and judges. They judge, themselves. So the verdict will always be :”not guilty”…even if the evidences against… Read more »
Ummagumma
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YEP, and thats one reason you cant do biz there.You just get robbed and no one can even get an ounce of justice. How many guys did I see start business’s there that just got crushed by red-tape,hand outs, even families robbing them.I knew a guy on Camiguin that bought a place, put up a biz, then 15 months later the REAL landowner showed up, case closed…the Ex-Pat got FUCKED!!!

**NOTE*** a few guys,EX-PATS, I have seen were able to do OK because they had GF’s/Wives that were not thieves AND looked out for their Man.

Aeta
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I started two businesses in the Philippines and both failed. The reasons had nothing to do with lack of funding from me or not doing my part. The reason for the failure is I could not turn my back on my employees. You cannot trust Filipinos because “all” of them have this “every man for himself” and a “one-day millionaire” attitude.

Ummagumma
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That’s one reason why Chinese corporations bring Chinese labor with them when doing any work outside of China, they get robbed by their employee’s if they don’t.

tom
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yep. True

Aryianna
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Yep. Employees are high maintenance.

Pallacertus
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If you pay them livable wages, make them work in safe and engaging working environments, and let them enjoy the privileges as well as cope with the obligations of working for you, they will appreciate it, for it’s in their best interest that your workers continue working for you to sustain themselves, or if they can’t, at least depart with good tidings.

Kung gago ka sa mga empleyado mo, gagaguhin ka ng mga empleyado mo. Kung ang tingin mo sa mga empleyado mo e gago, talagang gagaguhin ka nila.

Serge
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Hah, how naive! There have been plenty of cases where good bosses have been left hung to dry by their employees just to get a quick buck.

In short, people are assholes and it’s the owners obligation not to get suckered by the people under his payroll. If he/she has to be Machiavellian about it, then so be it. Your child like assertions don’t hold a candle to the real world.

Pallacertus
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People can be assholes, people can act like assholes, but are they always assholes? You prefer being an asshole to protect yourself, I prefer not being one so that they could reveal themselves. That, and I’m not a flipping dick to people in general. It’s how I roll, and in more than two decades it has paid off.

I’m real sorry your life turned out like shit, but shit ain’t the human condition.

Tixx
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Tama ka dyan Mr. P ! Me and my brother have our own business in Cebu and Makati and happy to say we have been doing well for the last 8 years thanks in majority to our workers na very loyal and hard working. Inspite of our very small scale biz, meron silang 13th month pay and medical benefits. Kasama na rin yun option na pag lahat ng anak nila nagaaral at makagraduate ng high school, sagot ko kalahati ng tuition nila sa trade school or even college.

Hawkeye
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Ive started 2 companies as a foreigner here and both have done exceptionally well. Maybe you just had a bad business plan, twice! But i must admit this cirrent admin is screwing things badly. Nothing works anymore; dfa, lto, doh etc etc etc

Aryianna
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I’m done doing business in the Philippines and am ready to go back to the states. Insane family members, employees not comprehending the work ethics, difficulty finding competent employees, government bureaucracy, inefficient banking are all but a few reasons why I’m done. I’ll look at the time as learning experience. I am so ready to go back.

Vincent
Member

Sorry for that, Aryianna. I hope time will come you, me and a lot of people will find a different, and better, Philippines very, very, very soon. I worked abroad a few years ago, decided to come home because I’ve seen and experienced discrimination, albeit subtle, little did I know that that discrimination is nothing compared to being overworked and underpaid in the Philippines.

Aryianna
Guest

Thanks, Vincent. I doubt “very soon” will happen, so am taking action to get out of here.

Xelfi
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@Aryianna, I think it’s the best decision you can do at the moment; get the hell out!! FAST if I may add.”Very soon” may not be in our lifetime for the Failippines to improve. With 2016 election and looking at the candidates vying to govern this land, very soon may never ever come.
Just come back to enjoy, but I myself don’t even find it enjoyable looking at the sad state of my country and my countrymen.

Cezar
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Where are the writers and the bloggers of Get Real Philippines. Are you people reading all this guys comments.. All they are saying are true I’m born Cavitenos and I’m here in states I left Philippines during martial law ,,, and I never even thinking of putting buseness in the Philippines because of that reason everybody saying here . It’s been like that since I left 1973 It is worse right now ,Pinoy yellow ,turd erap , GMA , Marcos , Cory, Fidel Ramos, none of them even concentrate of changing that . It is the root of poverty in… Read more »
Aeta
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The Philippines is not FOCKED UP. The Filipino people’s mentality are FOCKED UP. All Filipinos care about is themselves—not their country nor people.

Tom Elford
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Based on my experience 100% true

Monakh
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so damn true. in my hometown LGU’s seems hellbent on preventing SME’s from growing by stifling business opportunities and basically choking the owners out of the business arena… insane red tape, facilities way below standards and a lot of business fuckery and dickmoves…

Ummagumma
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@ Monica, it is called ‘killing the competition’.The country is fucked.

Eterio Herrera
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Start Business with the 32 years of MADPNOY=matuwid ang daan President noynoy Aquino Bribed and bacon barrel scam and hire a Senator Tanda enrile alibaba of the guiness book of records, the longest running money bathub auditors of the 100 century robbers of the Philippine treasury that span for almost a hundred years of hacienda luisita self interest of a greedy haciendero..

Eterio Herrera
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The family card of 32 years of MADPNOY yellow oligarchs media deception works well with the blame card of blaming the apo macoy marcos legacy of the masagana99 agrarian reform legacy for 22 years of Martial law, which is upto now the Senatong Tanda of 30 years rubbing the Pilipino taxes with the nitty gritty money bathub auditors of napolis list of Senathieves and representhathieves for making the marcost first world country status into a third world status of pagpag eaters and cemetery dwellers, which is the works of the economic hitmen of the controversial files of the illuminati

vm
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world bank ease of doing business Philippine ranking

2015 – 95
2008 – 136

so at least meron improvement

source table 1.3 page 6 of the document or page 13 of the pdf

http://www.doingbusiness.org/~/media/FPDKM/Doing%20Business/Documents/Annual-Reports/English/DB09-FullReport.pdf

Aeta
Guest

The Filiipino oligarchs like to fudge the figures, and cover up their dirt, to make themselves look good in the eyes of the world.

Tom Elford
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Yes its all they do and they are all the same, not much different to those in the west though

TOM SOLSKI
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I must state that I agree with many of the comments that have been published in relation to your well written article I am one of those idiot foreigners who started a Resort business on Camiguin Island thinking that I could make a difference in this country and help in reducing poverty, I was looking for a lifestyle change so was not motivated to make a return on my financial investment or I would have stayed in Canada. I am still operating my Resort and it is almost 17 years since I first opened but the NIGHTMARE of operating a… Read more »
marius
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>> The Justice system in the Philippines needs to be completely revised Surely after what you’ve been through, you’d understand it a bit more clearly? The justice system doesn’t need to be revised. They need a justice system. Like everything else in the Philippines, the legal system is (a) there for the sake of appearances and (b) an employment agency for certified idiots. When you go to any gov’t agency, watch carefully. Nobody is actually doing anything of administrative value. They’re simply shuffling papers around and putting stamps on things. It’s make-work, to keep the dolts off the streets. Try… Read more »
Ummagumma
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@ Tom Skolski,Barangay ‘YUMBING’ is very nice place. The ‘HOT SPRINGS’ at ‘ARDEN’ are unbelievable. Going there during the week for Eu0.50 and staying all day, I could have stayed there forever. I could have done exactly what you did, but knew that I would lose my investment…and every time I tried to do something,I got robbed ,cheated,lied to,extorted…so after not enough time spent at the ‘ARDEN HOT SPRINGS’ (200 visits at least, but not enough….)….the restaurants in the area…….they have it rough……not enough tourists…and the poor guys whose plane crashed 3-4 years ago?Killed the guy and his wife and… Read more »
Ummagumma
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and use a VPN, untraceable !!!!

Who the fuck is UMMAGUMMA? U KNO? a guy who heard “EUGENE, one of these days I am gonna chop you into little fuckin pieces…”, at an early age?

……. best pizza in the whole country @ LUNA RESTAURANTE !

T
Guest

oh, so thats where you got your handle. see you on the dark side of the moon!

OOH-BA-LOOB-AAH
Guest

…its a long way…(to the top)….

TOM SOLSKI
Guest

Unmagumma it is SOLSKI not Skolski, yes from Yumbing. I am from the old school that teaches you to stand up for what you believe in, not hide behind ‘nom de plume’
It is very difficult for me to respond to someone who espouses an opinion but is not prepared to identify themselves.

Ummagumma
Guest
NO, not really. Solski,Skolski,IDGAS,I am not big on names.I have walked into your office on a few occassions and never mentioned it.I never ever tell anyone my real name in the Philippines. “Hi, my name is Joe Romano.”,people seem to believe it. and that is it.”,I am not hiding behind anything,if I were you I would not use my real name on this web-site. You are charged with ‘Grave-SLANDER’, well if you talk about it here, it will come out in court. As for standing up for ones-self, I’ve done more than the average person’s share of that,scars/convictions to prove… Read more »
marius
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You must be f’ing crazy, Tom Solski. You don’t “stand up for what you believe in” in a country like the Philippines unless you have a death wish. Filipinos kill each other for singing off-key. Foreigners are imprisoned for saying anything even remotely non-complimentary.

Just because you want to do the right thing – which is admirable – doesn’t mean anyone will appreciate it in the Philippines. Quite the opposite.

Ummagumma
Guest

@ Marius, after being in the country 25 years ,he should understand that,yes? BUT after taking so much shit, from Filipino’s…it can get difficult.
EXAMPLE:There is a guy at immigration I’d like to beat the living fuck out of,a coma is what the POS needs for what he has done.Another scumbag at Immigration at NAIA, an old Man w/Glasses, that fuckhead……I have lost my mind at these people, been surrounded by ten coppers (after the pussies called them), and had an illegal .357 in my waistband…and walked away, no shots fired,no punches thrown, my partner is a Saint!

OnesimusUnbound
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@TOM SOLSKI

I’ve heard this from a businessman who set up business here:

“When applying for business in the Philippines, you’re assumed to be guilty unless you prove yourself innocent.”

No wonder we got tons of inefficiencies here.

Tom Elford
Guest
I feel your pain, filos are filos, they dont deserve to be trusted bc they are not trustworthy people i learnt the hard way also, we are not alone, millions of foreigners have been scammed. There should be lectures before we are allowed to travel to the Philippines giving examples of how the system is there from people who have been there and done it business wise and other in the Philippines, bc it is so strange to us that people could behave the way they do with the lack of moral compass. If we could be alerted early we… Read more »
Aeta
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FILIPINOS DO NOT GIVE A DAMN ABOUT THE PHILIPPINES AND EACH OTHER.

All Filipinos care about is PROFIT, by transforming this once agriculturally productive land–that fed millions of its population at an affordable price–into a “concrete jungle” full of high-rise condominiums, shopping malls, and privately-owned vehicles to clog the roadways.

The saddest part is ‘ALL’ Filipinos are buying into the insanity so they can brag to everyone about having a similar ‘socialite’ lifestyle as the country’s elites. What a self-serving and arrogant people we Filipino really are.

Kane
Guest

It is evident in my condominium building in Cebu. When I look in the garage I would estimate that 80% of the cars are SUVs in 2 million+ peso price range, and the average price/value of the shoe box condo is 1.8 million at the most. People with a little money here need to show to people they have “arrived” so to speak, and yet live in a small room. It is about appearances…. To me it shows misplaced priorities. But, that is just me.

Aeta
Guest

Kane,

I’m with you on the “misplaced priorities.” Filipino are known to be an “inggitero” (envious and covetous) and “hambog” (arrogant/aristocratic) people, to cover up their insecurities of being known as people from a “Third World” country. Filipinos have this deep-seate desire to rank among people of more successful countries, but their “dysfunctional” moral compass and ‘destructive’ lifestyles prevent them from doing so.

Aeta

Tom Elford
Guest

The truth has been spoken!

OOH-BAH-LOO-BA
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@ Aeta & Kane, you are both right, but in general….that is the way it is around the globe.People want to be seen in a flattering light and make themselves look good. An Ex-pat in the Fails is best to go around looking like a ‘Down-and-out’ Loser than to FLASH his/her wealth. ‘A fool and his money soon go separate ways…..’.I am driving around that country in a POS ‘Multi-cab’ and could easily buy a ‘Hi-Lux'(‘Tundra’ in other countries…) but know it would get stolen. Could buy a beach front property but would NEVER receive a valid ‘Land Title’, so… Read more »
Aeta
Guest

OOH-BAH-LOO-BA,

Every Filipino is out for a profit and how they can look glamorously regal in other people’s eyes, regadless of how their aristocratic attitude and self-serving lifestyle negatively affect their own country and each other. That is how FOCKED UP Filipinos are: it’s “every man for himself.”

Aeta

Aeta
Guest

OOH-BAH-LOO-BA,

“Aeta & Kane, you are both right, but in general….that is the way it is around the globe.People want to be seen in a flattering light and make themselves look good.”

Unfortunately for Filipinos, all their attempts of trying to “look good”–by being arrogant and self-serving–end up backfiring on their asses. Their “every man for himself attitude” makes them look like FOCKED UP people from a FOCKED UP country.

Filipinos really need a complete “moral Compass” overhaul if they expect to survive as one nation.

Aeta

marius
Guest

There’s a guy near me selling a 7ha plot of land for 1 billion pesos. Yes, 1 billion. He genuinely believes some idiot foreigner with US$25m in his pocket is going to buy his flyblown plot on the edge of a tinpot city, as opposed to (say) a 500ha country estate in France or prime real estate in London.

Apart from the sheer insanity of the price, what would a Pinoy do with US$25m? There are only so many KTV parties and crates of red horse you can get through in one lifetime.

OOH-BAH-LOO-BA
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@ Marius, the price of land in the Fails is HILARIOUS. A condo bldg. in CDO(across from a Mall on the Norhtern HWY.) is advertised internationally as a futuristic glamour destination when in reality it is surrounded by tin-shacks/2 Kms. from the nearest water body, has linoleum floors and is laughable priced at over P12MILLION PER 100 SQ.METERS($300,000.00 FOR A DUMPY ASS APARTMENT THAT IS ADVERTISED AS ‘SHANG-GRI LA’, but is nowhere near it). Even worse it was built with ‘FREE LABOR’ where guys were promised jobs if they worked 1 month at no pay and would be hired after… Read more »
Aeta
Guest

OOH-BAH-LOO-BA,

Every greedy land developer in the Philippines has hopped on the “bandwagon,” of building condominiums, subdivisions, and shopping malls on every available square inch of land, just so they can capitalized on the ongong trend of turning this once agriculturally-rich country–that fed millions of its citizens–into a ‘concrete jungle or wasteland.’ The sad part is we Filipinos–in the Philippines and abroad–are buying into that insanity.

Aeta

Pallacertus
Guest

Because of course you can house a hundred million people in nipa huts without somehow converting thousands of acres of farmland and forest into concrete jungle.

Tell us how that utopian dream works, won’t you, Aeta?

Aeta
Guest
Pallacertus, That “utopian dream work that you are talking about is called “proper zoning law,” and making sure all Filipinos adhere to it regardless of how vast their land holding is or how much money they have. This is how you ensure these agricultural farmland are preserved, water natural drainages/runoffs can be maintained free of concrete blockages when it rains, and the roadway free of traffic and smog. You are obviously sold on the idea of modernizing a country that does not have a solid zoning infrastructures in place to keep every “Tom, Dick, and Harry” from building whatever he… Read more »
Tom Elford
Guest

yep you know how the system truly is

Jerry Lynch
Guest

I know where Ruben Ecleo Jr. is and I want my P4 million reward so why would none of the 7 different PNP offices I have approached do anything? They tell me I have to go to the local police office and tell them. What do they not understand about the word “National” in “Philippine National Police” and expect me to go to the place where every member of the PNP is also either a relative of, or beholden to, Ecleo himself? I would never survive the day.

Ummagumma
Guest

@ Jerry,its a ruse, as you know, they do not want to catch him. IF YOU KNOW, so does the PNP ,LOL!!!the reward has been reduced to 2Million Peso’s.

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I would have sworn I saw him @ ‘The Homestead Inn’ in Valencia recently.BUT, I figured he is dead already and thats why he is still wanted.Anyway, Eu 35,000 is not enough to buy a decent car.

What is with the real name Jerry?

JustinedD
Guest

Voting power of their church is in the millions. I wouldn’t be surprised if they have protection from higher up the ladder, or the from the “top” itself.

Biffa Bacon
Guest

most likely hiding out in that big castle in san jose,dinagat…lots of locals still believe in him and his family,i know someone who took a bullet for him during the military’s attempt to bring him to justice….

OOH-BA-LOOB-AAH
Guest

I knew that guy looked familiar.

Aeta
Guest

What the Filipino people need is a complete frontal lobotomy of their ‘moral’ oblongota.

Tom Elford
Guest

You my friend know exactly what the problem is A++++++++

JustinedD
Guest

Study Liechtenstein. There is an anecdote that says there are more corporations in Liechtenstein than there are ‘steiners. GDP and standard of living are at the top among nations, unemployment is statistically non-existent.

Compare to the Philippines – among the lowest of the low in ranking among nations.

Lol
Guest

Lol a country that’s only 160 square kilometers with only 37,000+ people? Like in the case of Singapore, it’s small size makes it easier to govern,educate and develop if they get their shit together. It’s a good case study for tiny countries but not for a bigger country such as the Philippines. Japan’s a better example.

Good luck doing that in an archipelago of 7107 islands(Which are poorly connected with horrible transportation/communication infrastructure)with 100+ millions of people who are divided into several regions with their own identities, languages, beliefs, issues, and greed.

Heck even up to now we are not that united.

Warren
Guest

I cant beleived that this phrase “daang matuwid” is meant by some commentators to make Filipino into a very bad reputation. Please stop using Filipino or Philippines in words for your political election motives.How dare you biznews asia, how much did you received from politicians just to fabricate this issue?

Xelfi
Guest

If you want to make a quick millions in the Failippines and you are an EXpat/foreigner, then the best bet is claim you are sent by god and start a cult or religion. It’s a damn proven business in the failippines.
Hassles free and no tax!!!

Donald Lecraw
Guest
Sorry for all of you – foreigners and Filipinos alike – who agree with thics article. It is factually ifncorrect. And how! I have no idea why the authors or this publication have it in for Acquino, but they seem perfectly willing to vilify, misrepresent, distort and outright lie to achieve their ends. The extremes they go to are ludicrous and would be laughable – if the issue was not so important. In what follows, I use 2010 reports since they are based on 2009 data (the year before PNoy became president and the latest reports, based on 2014 data).… Read more »
Pallacertus
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We’re a site filled to the brim with racists, rightists, free-marketeers, messiah worshippers, and armchair revolutionaries. (Add the occasional idealist, contrarian, and moderate, and you have GRP, slayer of yellow monsters.) Some of us openly or with as few veils as possible hanker for the Marcos years; others want whatever restraints to the free market still remain blown completely to bits; still more would bomb the Philippines to smithereens just to get rid of the outright inferior populace and its mostly degenerate culture (“mostly”, as the whole “dancing girls” fracas shows). Is it any wonder that we are not satisfied… Read more »
Ummagumma
Guest

Please, everything is rigged for the ‘dynastic rulers’, and always will be…until the people wake the fuck up.

Pallacertus
Guest

How vague of you.

OOH-BA-LOOB-AHH
Guest

@ Palla, do u really need it spelled out for U ? EE-GAD MON, U seem 2 B reasonably bright and able to figure it out. Each ‘Dynasty’ has a ‘fiefdom’…..etc etc ……

Add
Guest
Oh c’mon, you know 70% of those indexes are based on perception, and this administration has been focused on perceptions. Nothing wrong with that for business is afterall driven by perception. But, if it is all about perception, and nothing really done in terms of concrete projects, sooner or later, that bubble they created will unravel. Just look at the hundreds of PPPs they have been advertising and advertising, only nine are serious, of that, only four are under construction with 200 days to go before his term ends. Right now, I wouldn’t trust those indexes, I will check everything… Read more »
Pallacertus
Guest

Well, Add, it’s easy for you to discount this article; you didn’t make it after all. You can still concentrate on attacking Noynoy with the verve and vitriol required.

I can imagine it’s a little harder for FallenAngel to back away slowly, given what he has said in support of the article he cites.

Add
Guest

No, my dear friend. One puts up a Be Careful sign, which in the end business proponents will appreciate. The other is being an instrument to a reckless delusion. Let us go by what we encounter day by day.

Aeta
Guest

You are just blinded by your Filipina love interests and the novelty of living in a Third World country Philippines, where your dollars or pounds will take you a little farther than the pesos.

Pallacertus
Guest

Here’s what your statement looks like to me and to others who have made their remarks in support of FallenAngel’s take on the BizNews article —

Aeta: Noynoy didn’t do good? Doggone it! That confirms my innermost sentiments! Lynch Noynoy!!!

Lecraw: Well, his administration still did better on all metrics BizNEws uses when compared to those measured 5 years ago.

Aeta: Doesn’t fucking matter!!! Facts are STOOPID THINGS!!!!!!!!!! LYNCH THE MOTHERFUCKING INTERLOPER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

But of course this is an opinion blog and opinions can never be wrong, right?

Aeta
Guest

Pallacertus,

The fact is you are a delusional dimwit who does not live in reality—and still wet behind the ears.

Aeta

Pallacertus
Guest

And you’d rather attack Lecraw than check up the info he provided. Was Lecraw wrong because his info was wrong, or was he wrong because of who he chooses to affiliate with?

Your ball.

Aeta
Guest

Pallacertus,

My “ball” stays the same: you’re still a ‘delusional dimwit.’

Aeta

Pallacertus
Guest

Are we playing dodgeball? No we’re not — answer the question.

Aeta
Guest

Pallacertus,

If I answer your question, you’re just going to come up with another delusional, hypothetical question—and the “dodge ball” continues. So let it rest.

Aeta

Pallacertus
Guest

So you won’t answer my question. OK — feel free to misrepresent me, just as I feel free to attack you.

domo
Guest

Still desperate to sabotage this site eh jonas?

Aeta
Guest

Pallacertus,

If attack you must, then do so. I’ll be ready for you.

Aeta

Tom Elford
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Aeta, you are the man, you have summarised everything that the filipino is, i was here for 2 yrs and the amount of shit i went through trying to help people and start up businesses and giving people the benefit of the doubt was truly insane and left me disturbed…your comments made my day bc they are right in line with the truth…the philippines is a hard learnt lesson and cost me more than I care to imagine and if i stayed longer could have cost me everything…thanks for your insightful comments, if only i had guidance from someone like… Read more »
Tom Elford
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Yes 100% true