The Makati Business Club is happy to promote a new Video on the Philippines bright prospects. The video feature interviews with President Aquino and senior business executives from the Philippines. As the international community sees Asia as the world’s emerging growth center, the Philippines is taking its place as one of the fastest-growing economies in the region. In a video presentation produced by the Asia Business Channel for Channel News Asia, President Benigno Aquino clearly captured the country’s renewed optimism: “The Philippines has had so much potential, still has so much potential, and now, finally, the potential is being realized.”
“The Philippines Moves Forward” highlights developments in the Philippines in the first two years of the Aquino administration, its accomplishments so far, and the remaining challenges to surmount. Featuring interviews with prominent Filipino figures, such as President Aquino, Secretary to the Cabinet Rene Almendras, Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez, and top officials of the Makati Business Club, chairman Ramon del Rosario Jr. and co-vice chairman Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala, the program focuses on the country’s strong macroeconomics, positive political environment, and active private sector as catalysts for sustained growth. The program also discusses prospects in selected high-potential areas of the economy—human capital, higher education institutions, hydrocarbon resources, and tourism.
31 January 2013 – The Makati Business Club (MBC) congratulates the Aquino administration for the economy’s very positive growth performance. The reported full-year GDP growth of 6.6 percent in 2012 exceeded not only the government’s 5 to 6 percent target but also the 6.3 percent average of private forecasts compiled by the MBC Research team. It is our hope that the country will be able to sustain this high growth in the coming years. In this effort, we in the business sector reiterate our commitment to do our part and to work with the government and other sectors of society to ensure that this growth will not only be sustainable but also inclusive.