Over the past 500 years, Europe has lived off its colonies — taking from them and selling to them. We go to war twice and twice we asked the Americans to go get us out of the mess we find ourselves in. Then after World War II, the Americans, for their own interest, rebuild us and Japan by giving us money, buying our goods, protecting our trade, and coming to visit us.
As we welcome the new year, it is good to note that business confidence in the Philippines remains high despite “political noise” and uncertainties here and abroad. This is grounded on solid economic fundamentals, resiliency of the economy, and faith in an empowered economic team heading the DoF, NEDA, DBM, and DTI.