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The Philippine State: A

Survey of its Political,


Economic and Socio –
Cultural Landscape
Gary G. Ador Dionisio
Assistant Professor
SMS – Social Science

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Objectives
 It aims to discuss the characteristics of the
Philippine state
 It examines the causes and roots of political
and economic problems in the Philippines
 It explains how these problems affect the
different industries in the Philippines
 It discusses alternative programs for the
Philippine State

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I. Introduction: An Activity on Philippine
State
 What are the different news today?
 What do you think is the impact of these
different news in our political and economic
condition?

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II. Understanding the


Political, Economic and
Socio – Cultural
Characteristics of
Philippine State
1. Political Situation
C. Weak State (Rivera 24:95;
Myrdal 11:96)
 Abu Sayaff, NPA, etc.
b. Weak Party System
(Miranda 35:94)
 Personality Politics

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 Patronage System

 Elite Led

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 Guns, Goons and Gold
(3Gs)

 Trapo (Traditional
Politicians)

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2. Economic Situation
 Elite controlled

 Low GDP and GNP

 High unemployment

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 No.1 human exporter
(OFW)

 Gigantic Foreign Debt

 High cost of utilities


(electricity, water,
transportation)

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3. Socio – cultural
situation
 Neo – Colonialism

 Weak culture of
democracy

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 MTV and MYX
Generation

 Social Apathy

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III. Impact on Different


Industry
 Low tourists arrival in

Southeast Asia

 Low wages in the


industry

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 Job (In)Security

 Abuse of Practicum
students

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IV. Alternative Programs


to Philippine State
b. Political and Electoral
Reforms
 Political Education for
Active Citizenship

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 Computerization of
Election

 Strengthening Party
List Law

 Anti Dynasty Law

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b. Economic Reforms
 Sustainable Economic

Program

 Synergy of Agriculture
and Industrialization

 Creation of Real Jobs

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c. Socio – cultural
program
 Political values

 Culture of solidarity

 Active citizenship

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V. Conclusion
 The Future of Philippine State

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