Quote Originally Posted by number001

The Philippines used to be second (in economic terms) only to Japan in Asia, right after the Second World War. And now it is barely surviving competing against rising third world countries like Myanmar, Burma, Bangladesh.

Because of too much politics in the Philippines. Ilang bills yung pending sa Congress? Almost a thousand. Politicians are more concerned on planning to destroy their political opponents. Tulad ni Drilon at Pimentel, malamang inuubos nila ang oras nila kung pano pabagsakin ang gubyerno. Mga cabinet officials naman, they spend many resources attending congress hearings "in aid of legislation" about exposes and other political bombshells.