Philippines about to tank

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In summary: There have been sporadic meetings over the years, but they have never been formal.In summary, the Philippines is potentially about to break up into three different countries. The meeting to discuss this option is happening on Tuesday in Davao City. America is largely responsible for the country's political instability, and is likely to be blamed for any future water problems.
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Has anyone noticed anything about the Philippines as a nation about to split into about three different countries:

http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/dav/2005/07/12/news/mindanao.leaders.meet.in.davao.city.tuesday.html [Broken]

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/157241/1/.html

On Tuesday a meeting of governors, congressmen and mayors from the southern island of Mindanao will be held in Davao City to discuss the future of what is potentially one of the richest corners of the Philippines.

Governors from the western, central and eastern Visayas, in the central Philippines, are also talking of forming a federal Visayas republic.

They and some mayors will meet in Cebu the same day to discuss the concept further.

The prospect of the Philippines breaking up is extremely remote. But analysts said the meetings reflect frustration over how political feuding in Manila is holding back regional development.

The meeting should be under way about now.
 
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Nah, we can't be bothered with it unless there is oil, or nukes, or need for a military base, or... :rolleyes:

After supporting a corrupt dictator (Marcos) for 20 some years, the U.S. finally left him to fall, and the country with him. Look what years of foreign meddling and religious conflict can do for a country.
 
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SOS2008 said:
Nah, we can't be bothered with it unless there is oil, or nukes, or need for a military base, or... :rolleyes:

After supporting a corrupt dictator (Marcos) for 20 some years, the U.S. finally left him to fall, and the country with him. Look what years of foreign meddling and religious conflict can do for a country.
I thought my apathometer had just gone off the scale.

America does understand that if Mindanao goes, it will be a new Moslem nation?
 
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Wow! It took only one reply to have this blamed on the US.

How long will it be before Bush gets blamed for water being so damn wet these days??
 
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Ron_Damon said:
Wow! It took only one reply to have this blamed on the US.

How long will it be before Bush gets blamed for water being so damn wet these days??
Bad analogy.

We say water IS wet.

The party faithful in the USA say a) water isn't wet and b) if it is, we made it so and if it wasn't supposed to be and you don't believe us c) you're against us.
 
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Ron_Damon said:
How long will it be before Bush gets blamed for water being so damn wet these days??
But he is !

If not for his pathetic environmental (non)policy, green-house emissions would be much lower. But thanks to Bush, the polar ice caps are melting in a hurry, thus making sea-water less salty and hence, more wet. QED
 
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I don't see a problem with another Muslim nation, people can believe in what ever God they choose.
 
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I give up. Bush is responsible for making water wet. I'll be registering Democrat tomorrow. Maybe we could start a campaign for his negligence in allowing a measly 24 hour day? Let's have him make the planet rotate more slowly, damn it!
 
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Ron_Damon said:
I give up. Bush is responsible for making water wet. I'll be registering Democrat tomorrow. Maybe we could start a campaign for his negligence in allowing a measly 24 hour day? Let's have him make the planet rotate more slowly, damn it!
Cool.

So how many million more do we have to convince?
:biggrin:
 
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As usual the point is missed. It is not about being Republican or Democrat. It is about Bush being the worst president in our history, and many who surround him in his regime are just as disgusting. Just please vote for decent candidates in 2006 and 2008. Heck, I would even be elated to have a McCain or Giuliani. At least they have real qualifications for the job. In the meantime, if you want to defend Bush, please tell us what he has done that has been so wonderful.
 
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The Smoking Man said:
Has anyone noticed anything about the Philippines as a nation about to split into about three different countries:
[from the quoted link] The prospect of the Philippines breaking up is extremely remote.
Apathy? No, just that this is neither interesting nor relevant to anything outside the Phillippines. The words extremely remote and that means that the writer of the story (and the thread) wasted his time.
 
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russ_watters said:
Apathy? No, just that this is neither interesting nor relevant to anything outside the Phillippines. The words extremely remote and that means that the writer of the story (and the thread) wasted his time.

Yes that's true. The philipines is not going to break up anytime soon. However it is still quite politically instable.
 
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russ_watters said:
Apathy? No, just that this is neither interesting nor relevant to anything outside the Phillippines. The words extremely remote and that means that the writer of the story (and the thread) wasted his time.
However!

This is the first time in the history of the country that the people in power have met to discuss such an option.

This has always been the demand of the rebels with these people maintaining that they would always remain loyal.
 
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The continuing saga:

http://www.sunstar.com.ph/static/dav/2005/07/13/news/rallies.mark.mindanao.leaders.summit.html [Broken]
 
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1. What factors are contributing to the Philippines' potential economic decline?

Some factors that are contributing to the Philippines' potential economic decline include the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the country's tourism and export industries, high levels of government debt and borrowing, and political instability and corruption.

2. How will the Philippines' potential economic decline affect its citizens?

The potential economic decline in the Philippines could lead to rising unemployment, inflation, and a decrease in the standard of living for the average citizen. It could also result in a decrease in government funding for social services and infrastructure projects.

3. Are there any measures being taken to prevent the Philippines from tanking economically?

The Philippine government has implemented various measures to try and prevent the country's economic decline, including stimulus packages to support businesses and individuals affected by the pandemic, efforts to combat corruption and improve fiscal management, and plans for infrastructure development to boost the economy.

4. How does the Philippines' economic performance compare to other countries in the region?

The Philippines' economic performance has been relatively weaker compared to some of its neighboring countries in Southeast Asia, such as Vietnam and Indonesia. This is due to a combination of factors, including slower economic growth, higher inflation, and lower levels of foreign investment.

5. Is there a possibility for the Philippines to recover from its potential economic decline?

While the Philippines may face challenges in recovering from its potential economic decline, there is still a possibility for the country to rebound. The government's efforts to address economic issues and the resilience of the Filipino people can help pave the way for a recovery and a return to economic stability and growth.

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