The Philippines: a big unfulfilled promise
The Philippines was to have become like Japan or Korea. It has remained an underdeveloped country in the hands of the same old families. Demographic growth is proceeding at the same pace as the increase in unemployment, poverty and corruption. Foreign debt is out of control. The Arroyo presidency, which had aroused so many expectations, is proving to be disastrous, not least in terms of human rights.
- Friday, 28 June 2013