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LDC Extreme Makeover: Philippines

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Transcript of LDC Extreme Makeover: Philippines

1521- Ferdinand Magellan landed in Philippines & claimed it for Spain
1571- Spaniards landed in Luzon & built City of Intramuros (later known as Manila) which became the capital.
1762- British captured Manila
1764- British handed it back under the terms of the Treaty of Paris
LDC Extreme Makeover: Philippines
Background
Current Solutions
SOCIAL CONDITIONS & PROBLEMS
Education
Kids work at home to help families
Health
Undeveloped medical technologies
Poverty
Live in rural areas
Child Labor
Parents "sell" children to employment agencies
Less Developed Country
How These Organizations are Helping
Geographical Features
Political System
Ethnic Makeup
largest Group: Christian Malays
Home to a number of Muslim Malays and some Chinese
Roman Catholics
Most people speak Filipino
Archipelago consisting 7,107 islands
500 miles off the Southeast coast of Asia
Neighboring countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei
Luzon
Mindanao
Visayas
Largest island group
Mountainous
Extensive valleys & plains
Mountain ranges
Sierra Madre
Central Cordillera
Caballo Mountains
Volcanoes
Pinatubo
Taal
Mayon
Iriga
Bulusan
Economic Structure, Indicators, Natural Resources
Working to escape poverty
More than 40% of population lives below poverty level
Economic Indicators:
GDP Per Capita- $2,918
Per Capita GNI- $3,900
Unemployment- 7.0%
External Debt- $74,870,000,000
Literacy- 95%
More than 40% of total land area is arable farmland
One of the world's wealthiest nations in terms of unspoiled mineral resources
Natural Resources
Mt. Apo - highest peak
Where the Philippine eagle lives (national bird)
Davao City - largest city
8th most populous island
Gold deposits
Copper & chromite
Iron ore
Lead & zinc
Nickel
Other metals
Nonmetal minerals
Marble
Limestone
Silica
Fuel mineral resources
Coal
Oil
Natural Gas
Geothermal Energy
Major Problems
Demographic Data
About 4 million child workers
60%- exposed to hazardous working environments
40%- living at or below poverty line
32 mill. Filipinos- poor/ living on $2 or less each day
high population density- 354.6 people per sq. km
Stage 2
ALE- 71.9 years
CBR- 26.0
CDR- 5.0
IMR- 26
Natural Increase %- 2.1% per year
Potential: What Can it Offer?
Poverty
Income inequality is growing
The richest 20% receive 53% of national income & bottom 20% receive only 4.6%
The income of the richest 10% is 21 times that of the poorest 10%
Unemployment
Natural Disasters
Destroys infrastructure
Floods, earthquake & typhoons have the biggest impact
Child Labor
Terrible working conditions
Risk of developing lifelong disabilities
Children are effective slave laborers
Presidential, Democratic, Representative
Has a judicial, executive, legislative branch
Unitary Republic
Has an independent judiciary
Has good foreign relations with Indonesia and fragile relations with China
Officials in Power
President
: Benigno Aquino III
President of Senate
: Franklin Drilon
Speaker of the House
: Feliciano Belmonte
Chief Justice
: Maria Lourdes Sereno
7 large islands
Philippine Trench
Several smaller islands
Food is grown in the plains
Major islands:
Panay
Negros
Cebu
Bohol
Leyte
Samar
Poverty
Child labor
Poor infrastructure
Poor economy
Healthcare for poor
Natural resources
Mining
Minerals
Natural Gas
Oil
Eco tourism
Volcanoes
Mountains
Rice Terraces
Beaches
Agriculture
Farming
Fisheries/aquaculture
Livestock
Forestry
Spending the $1 Billion:
How the $1 billion will be broken down:
$450 million dollars - the poverty- basic needs like shelter, food, education etc.
$550 million dollars - mining resources, agriculture & eco- tourism
Abundant in gold and sliver, new technology will be used in extraction
Plan Results:
Provides jobs
Produces much needed revenue
Financial Breakdown
$450 million- education, healthcare, etc.
16 hospitals
25 schools
4 safe houses
$550 Million- mining resources, agriculture & eco-tourism
30 tourist centers ($250 million)
$150 million worth of mining resources
$100 million worth of agricultural resources
Bibliography
UNICEF
Asia Development bank
International Labor Association
International Program on elimination of child labor
International Monetary Fund
US and Japanese Government
Consequences
History
Time frame
Political, social, economic, geographic consequences
Fluctuating governmental problems
Changing needs of the country
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