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Old 11-06-2013, 09:03 AM
 
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As many have noted here - it is because of corruption. As a people, Filipino's are talented, creative and do excel specially in good environments - take for example Pinoy's in the states where Pinoy families have some of the highest family income.

If you look back in history - Marcos ruled the philippines from for 20 years upto 1986 with a corrupt iron fist. He did not only steal, but corrupted the system to such an extent that it is so pervasive we still deal with it today thereby limiting the growth potential of the philippines.

However, things are changing as of late. Philippines is becoming more transparent & progressive - and there has been a heavy push against corruption. This has in turn paved the way for the current revival the economy is experiencing. With the current economic & population growth rates. Economist predict that we will become a trillion dollar economy within the range of 2020 to 2030, with a per capita income of 10,000$ and up.

Hopefully the current reforms continue so as to release the country's potential and achieve develop status sooner rather than later.
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:26 AM
 
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How can a nation as diverse as the Phillipines, with so many cultures and languages, become prosperous?
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Old 11-06-2013, 10:33 AM
 
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How can a nation as diverse as the Phillipines, with so many cultures and languages, become prosperous?
We did. Philippines already has a common language. Two in fact; English and Tagalog
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:48 PM
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Can you define 'developed'?

Whenever I've been in the Philippines, I see mega shopping malls absolutely everywhere....internet access is everywhere, as is texting culture on their cellphone. I see suburbs and roads and bridges and hospitals and everything I see everywhere else, if not more.

I'm just trying to imagine how it could be 'more' developed.
Is this a joke?
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Old 11-06-2013, 01:52 PM
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How can a nation as diverse as the Phillipines, with so many cultures and languages, become prosperous?
Britain has Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Manx, Alderney-French, English and used to have Cornish too. No problem for Britain in becoming one of the worlds top 10 economies.

Its not an issue anyway considering the dominance of Tagalog and (oddly-accented) English.

Corruption is the issue. It just cannot advance with that level of corruption. Healthy business competition and meritorious individuals cannot succeed with so much graft. Thats the issue, not religion, nor language nor any other red herrings.
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Old 11-06-2013, 02:51 PM
 
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Phillipines still speaks Spanish. Many still speak Spanish. It should be restored as an official language. It shouldn't have been taken off in the 1990s
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Old 11-06-2013, 03:17 PM
 
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Phillipines still speaks Spanish. Many still speak Spanish. It should be restored as an official language. It shouldn't have been taken off in the 1990s

Actually, very few Filipinos speak Spanish.

Spanish language in the Philippines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Wikang Kastila sa Pilipinas - Wikipedia, ang malayang ensiklopedya
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Old 11-06-2013, 04:04 PM
 
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Britain has Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Manx, Alderney-French, English and used to have Cornish too. No problem for Britain in becoming one of the worlds top 10 economies.

Its not an issue anyway considering the dominance of Tagalog and (oddly-accented) English.

Corruption is the issue. It just cannot advance with that level of corruption. Healthy business competition and meritorious individuals cannot succeed with so much graft. Thats the issue, not religion, nor language nor any other red herrings.
Why is it oddly-accented? Filipino English is a dialect or English just like any other, and they speak it how they want to.
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Old 11-06-2013, 05:08 PM
 
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How can a nation as diverse as the Phillipines, with so many cultures and languages, become prosperous?
Main religion is Catholicism practised by 85% of the population.Language is not an issue . We all have the same culture except for the Muslim Filipinos.
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Old 11-06-2013, 05:26 PM
 
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Main religion is Catholicism practised by 85% of the population.Language is not an issue . We all have the same culture except for the Muslim Filipinos.
The Philippines solved that problem, just like China did. Spain did as well, you just have the occasional rabble rousers that like to stir up trouble. If you don't give in, eventually they'll give in, too
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