Tag: FDI

Duterte is Right: The Philippines Needs a New Name, But it Also Needs an Entirely New Constitution

Yesterday, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte proposed renaming his country in order to change international perceptions of The Philippines and to furthermore inaugurate a new era of optimism, strength and national revival internally. When proposing Maharlika as the new name for the country, Duterte explained how the word “Philippines” was a product […]

In Case You Missed it: This Video Explains Why The Philippines Desperately Needs a Federal-Parliamentary System

Orion Perez D has made a video explaining the ins and outs of parliamentary legislative systems throughout the world and why such a system would far better serve the interests of The Philippines than the more chaotic and needlessly complex US style Presidential/Congressional system that is currently in place. The […]

The Philippines is Among The Least Easy Places to do Business in ASEAN – The Liberal 1987 Constitution is to Blame

The World Bank has ranked every economy in the world based the ease of doing business. The range of factors considered when making the penultimate assessment can be read in detail here. The news for The Philippines in particular serves as a stark reminder of how the economy is being […]

China Set to Finalise Uniform Law to Streamline Foreign Direct Investment

China’s commitment to increased economic openness and continual reform and opening up has provided an anchor of stability for the world economy at a time when those who underestimated China’s determination to fulfil the ideals of perpetual reform, adaptive changes to present needs and expedited opening up, may have mistakenly […]

Dyson’s Corporate Relocation to Singapore Has Nothing to do With Brexit And Everything to do With Singapore’s Pro-FDI Economy

From sucking up dirt to making environmentally friendly cars UK entrepreneur James Dyson has long been at the forefront of innovative vacuum cleaners and related technologies, having pioneered a prototype of his famous baglesss dirt and scum sucking machine in the 1970s. Today, Dyson remains at the forefront of innovation […]

Filipinos Should Not Mistake British Self-Deprecation For a Repudiation of Parliamentary Politics

Britain and The Philippines may have one very big thing in common: self-deprecation. In Britain, this expresses itself through a total restraint on articulating positive feelings. Likewise, most in Britain are quick to complain about mild difficulties as though they were catastrophic. In each of these cases, sarcastic humour tends […]

Lack of Public Outrage Over US Navy Officer’s Insult to Philippine Dignity Says a Lot About a Broken Political System

A US Naval officer by the name of Travis W. Zettel has been fired from his command of Los Angeles class submarine USS Bremerton after reports emerged that while stationed in The Philippines, he hired multiple prostitutes to entertain himself and members of his crew. But while Zettel has clearly brought his own […]