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Why the Philippines is getting Poorer?


About a month ago, I received an email asking "Why the Philippines is getting Poorer?"
The email highlights the perks, the budget & the expenditures released by the Commission on Audit as the key measure of the apparent failures political system in the Philippines.

Here is where my expertise comes in. I don't think the politics in the Philippines is failing. Like managing any brand, you do not kill it and stop selling immediately after it registers a downtrend. You look at statistics that tell you why the situation is getting worse.

The system as it is, the political institution, is not problematic. It is however suffering from structural deficiencies that managers are supposed to have.

From the brand management & marketing perspective - here are the problems I see with the political system in the Philippiens:

Hire me! jdavies for the '10 elections!

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posted by Jdavies @ 4/14/2008,


At 1/31/2009 10:48:00 PM, Blogger bayi said...

The larger picture is not as implified. Running a country modelled after running a commercial enterprise has its advantages but it will still fall short. Look at Thaksin doing it in Thailand for a comparison.


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Jdavies lives in Quezon City, Philippines and has been blogging since 2002. A brand manager in a leading technology company and a freelance new media/web strategy consultant, he has refocused his blogging from personal, political & sociological observations, to marketing-related efforts and Internet trends that are relevant to his career and branding advocacies.

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This blog is a depot of thoughts and observations on marketing trends which remain personally relevant to the Author as far as his marketing career is concerned. Having evolved from the personal blog of Jdavies, much of the earlier work contained herein are laced with personal speculation, political views, and similar advocacies. These posts are being kept for posterity's sake and for no other reason. No effort is being made to claim that the author will not contradict himself from his previous positions or that such advocacies are absolute.


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