PBBM sa PH economy: ‘We don’t want to just catch up’

PBBM sa PH economy: ‘We don’t want to just catch up’

September 24, 2022 @ 1:56 PM 2 months ago


MANILA, Philippines- Sinabi ni Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos Jr. na malalampasan na ng Pilipinas ang pre-pandemic growth.

Kumpiyansang inilahad ng Pangulo ang progreso ng bansa sa gitna ng coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

Sa naging pagpupulong ng Pangulo sa mga miyembro ng  Asia Society sa The Carlyle Hotel sa New York City, sinabi ni Pangulong Marcos na inilatag na ng kanyang administrasyon ang mga hakbang na makatutulong para muling pasiglahin ang ekonomiya ng bansa.

“We don’t want to just catch up. We want to go beyond that. We have no interest in going back to pre-pandemic levels. What we are interested in is to flourish further and to position the Philippines in such a way that we can take full advantage of the new economies and the new industries that have come to light,” ang naging pahayag ni Pangulong Marcos sa kanyang naging talumpati.

“Sustained cooperation and collaboration with the private sector and other governments would lead to the realization of his administration’s bid to make the Philippines a new and transformed country,” wika pa rin ng Pangulo.

Sinabi pa ng Pangulo na ang  Pilipinas ay  “viable and smart” investment destination,  dahil na rin sa macroeconomic fundamentals, enabling policies, at  human capital.

“They recognize the Philippines, our country, for its business-friendly policies, a very competent workforce, and a network of economic zones,” ayon kay Pangulong Marcos sabay sabing  “These are interesting times and there are many things to accomplish. The far-reaching ill-effects of the pandemic compel us to reinvigorate our economies in a spirit of sustained cooperation and collaboration.”

Nauna rito, ipinagmalaki  ni Pangulong  Marcos  ang  macroeconomic fundamentals at ang gumaganang polisiya bilang  mga pangunahing dahilan upang maging leading investment destination ang Pilipinas.

Sa naging talumpati ng Pangulo sa Asia Society sa New York,  sinabi nito na ang ekonomiya ng Pilipinas ay lumawig ng  5.7% noong nakaraang taon at 7.8% naman sa first half  ng taong kasalukuyan.

“Growth was broad-based, driven not only by government spending but also by household consumption and investments, reinforced by consumer and business confidence,” ayon kay Pangulong  Marcos.

Malaki rin aniya ang nagawa  ng mga “enabling policies and investor-friendly laws” na naglalayong  “leverage game-changing reforms.”

Tinukoy din ng Pangulo ang  human capital ng bansa at ipinagmalaki ang  “English-speaking workforce” na isang globally competitive.

“Another strong point is our human capital. We boast of a young, educated, hardworking, and English-speaking workforce that is among the best in the world,” ayon kay Pangulong Marcos.

Ang Asia Society ay isang nonpartisan, nonprofit organization  na nagsisilbing  “bridges of understanding” sa pagitan ng Silangan  at  Kanluran.

Umaasa naman  ang Pangulo na makakakuha siya ng mas maraming investments para sa  priority sectors ng kanyang administrasyon  kabilang na ang  “agriculture; nuclear energy; health systems; information technology and business process management; digital connectivity; and manufacturing, including the critical sectors of semiconductors, green metals, and electric vehicles.”

“We must use public and private resources effectively to encourage the expansion of trade, investment, technology transfers, all to accelerate our development,” ayon kay Pangulong Marcos.

Sa kabila ng mga hamon dahil sa Covid-19 pandemic at  global economic crisis, sinabi ni Pangulong Marcos na nananatili ang PIlipinas na “on track” sa “graduate to upper middle-income-country status by 2023 and become a “high-income country” by 2040.”

“With steady investments in infrastructure, agriculture, food security, public health, education, and other social services, we seek to become a high-income country, with zero extreme poverty by the year 2040,” ayon sa Pangulo.

“Certainly, the world continues to be faced by enormous challenges, but I am confident in the future because I have 110 million reasons for being so. Such is my faith in the Filipino people and the relationship we hold with the United States and our other allies and partners and friends,” wika pa rin nito. Kris Jose