The Philippine economy posted an impressive 7.1% growth in the third quarter of 2012, hailed as the fastest in the Southeast Asia region. Robust economic performance revives ordinary people’s interest in the country’s economic structure. This interest comes alongside various government initiatives on industrial policy, particularly those that seek to revitalize the country’s manufacturing sector.
Issues, Views, Action gives a snapshot of the Philippines’ economic and employment structure. This is also Action for Economic Reforms’ introduction, in a popular form, of its foray into industrial policy. We present 10 sets of basic observations on the country’s industry and employment.
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