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20 Incredible Facts About The Philippines

Did you know that 11 million Filipinos work overseas and that 25 percent of all nurses worldwide come from the Philippines? Check out 20 Incredible Facts About the Philippines. Continue reading

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Leading Socio-economist Dr. Richard Williams: “Let’s Clean Up In the Philippines”

Leading socio-economist Dr. Richard Wiliams presents a compelling essay about the need to clean up the toxic wastes left behind at the former US bases in Clark and Subic, Philippines. Continue reading

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1988 book “Critical Choices” highlighted steps to tackle Philippine poverty, remains unfulfilled, ignored

In 1988, Dorothy Friesen wrote an illuminating and revealing, “Critical Choices.” She outlined challenges of the Philippines and the important steps that the country need to tackle to get out of its crisis of poverty. However, twenty-two years later, most of her suggestions remained unfulfilled and largely ignored. Continue reading

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10. Philippines’ GDP increased (yay!) and so does poverty (huh?) and Nine Other Interesting Facts

Last February 2010, I’ve met Jeremiah Opiniano, Executive Director of the Institute for Migration and Development Institute, a nonprofit think tank in the Philippines devoted to policy research, data banking and development journalism on Filipinos’ international migration and its development … Continue reading

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