Philippines Country Risk Report - Business Monitor International - Industry Reports

Philippines Country Risk Report

Philippines Country Risk Report - Business Monitor International - Industry Reports
Philippines Country Risk Report
Published Jul 23, 2015
51 pages — Published Jul 23, 2015
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Poverty And Unemployment: The Philippines is a poor coun- try, with per capita GDP coming in at USD-,--- in ----. In addition, income distribution is highly uneven, as reflected by a Gini coefficient of -.-- in ----, which is one of the highest in Asia. ...Taken together, these factors mean that there is a substantial segment of society which can create demand for populist measures or can be mo- bilised for mass protest. Family Dominated Political System: An oft-repeated criticism of the Philippine political system is that all levels of government are pervaded by political families � that is, officials whose parents or grandparents were former presidents, senators, rep- resentatives or mayors. In addition, the close overlap between politics and big businesses means that there exists oligarchic elite. ...However, the Philippines has received solid backing from the US, which officially designates the country a major non-NATO ally. This provision allows for increased military assistance to the Philippines and ensures that the country has access to external expertise in combating domestic insurgencies.

...The executive often faces delays getting its bills through a legislature dominated by the Philippines old landed families, business tycoons and showbiz celebrities. ...The existence of more than --- private militias controlled by local warlords poses an additional security risk, as evidenced by the Maguindanao massacre in ----. BMi Political risk index In view of the Philippines long history of popular unrest as well as instabil- ity due to the presence of the Abu Sayyaf and New People s Army rebel groups, the country receives a relatively low score of --.- out of --- in our Long-Term Political Risk Index. While progress has been made in the pursuit of peace in the region, the road to lasting peace will remain fraught with numerous challenges. ...While progress has been made in the pursuit of peace in the region, the road to lasting peace will remain fraught with numerous challenges. Chapter -: Political outlook s-t Political trend regional rank Global rank

...Benigno Aquino and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe are also their countries most assertive leaders in many years. Aquino, who has presided over robust economic growth in the Philippines, has felt sufficiently confident to challenge China s claims to the South China Sea, and has drawn closer to the US, with which Manila has a mutual defence treaty dating back to ----. ...Now, the Philippines once again feels the need to rely on the US for its security. Meanwhile, Abe is perhaps the most geopolitically assertive Japanese leader since World War II, and is committed to lifting (whether formally or informally) constitutional restrictions on the use of the Self-Defense Forces abroad, mainly so that they can participate in collective defence (ie, defending Japanese allies). Amid China s rise, Abe has also been pursuing greater defence cooperation with the US and Australia, as well as India, all of which are also concerned about the long-term consequences of Beijing s ascent. ...

  
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