Tag: FDI

Federal-Parliamentary Reform Would be The Beginning of The End of The Culture of Corruption in The Philippines

Transparency International has released the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index which ranks the nations of the world by widely held perceptions regarding corruption in the public sector. Of note is the fact that the top ten nations and beyond all have parliamentary political systems while the bottom ten and beyond each […]

After SONA, Duterte Must Take Constitutional Reform/Charter Change Directly to The People

Condescending voices continue to state that The Philippines is “not ready” for constitutional reform and worse yet that the Filipino people aren’t equipped to understand the reforms that are at stake. These insulting and borderline racist points of view defy both logic and good political strategy. In terms of the […]

A Federal-Parliamentary System + a Pro-FDI Constitution Can End Rule by The Elites And Generate Wealth For Ordinary People

It is a common misnomer to confuse wealth with elitism, even though in reality, the two concepts are very different. Wealth simply denotes an objective state of having an above average amount of money in one’s long term possession. Elitism is a far more manifold concept involving social indicators designed […]

Foreign Direct Investment With Strengthen Both The Philippine Economy And Philippine Culture

In The Philippines, defenders of the 1987 Constitution’s anti-foreign direct investment (FDI) restrictions often invoke hyper-nationalism to indicate that the modernising of restrictions on FDI would lead to something akin to neo-colonialism against The Philippines. Such arguments not only misrepresent the neo-colonial nature of the class of domestic oligarchs shielded […]

Opponents of Federal-Parliamentary + Pro-FDI Reforms For The Philippines Are Bolstering The Corrupt Elite

After one has spent substantial time reviewing online and real life discussions about the need to transform The Philippines from its current convoluted presidential system into a straightforward Singapore style parliamentary system at a national level, with the added element of creating parliaments in new federal units of the country, […]