Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wealth Distribution in the Philippines

It has been said time and time again that most of the world's wealth are in the hands of a few. In the Philippines, the latest news report puts 47.1% of the country's total deposits in the National Capital Region (NCR). Checking the website of the National Statistics Coordination Board (NSCB), I noticed that as of 2007, the NCR is inhabited by only 13% of the country's population.

It is not a wonder then that people continue to flock to the overpopulated Metro Manila. It is in this area where money is. There is not much to go around in the provinces at this point and it is but logical for people to go where the food is more abundant. 

The country's provinces largely remain untapped and this is something that the government should look at.

Here are some pertinent info from the NSCB website.

Area  2007 (Aug 1)  % distribution
Philippines  88,574,614 100.00%
National Capital Region  11,553,427 13.04%
Cordillera Administrative Region  1,520,743 1.72%
Ilocos Region  4,545,906 5.13%
Cagayan Valley  3,051,487 3.45%
Central Luzon  9,720,982 10.97%
Southern Tagalog     
IVA- Calabarzon  11,743,110 13.26%
IVB - Mimaropa  2,559,791 2.89%
Bicol Region  5,109,798 5.77%
Western Visayas  6,843,643 7.73%
Central Visayas  6,398,628 7.22%
Eastern Visayas  3,912,936 4.42%
Western Mindanao  3,230,094 3.65%
Northern Mindanao  3,952,437 4.46%
Southern Mindanao   4,156,653 4.69%
Central Mindanao  3,829,081 4.32%
ARMM  4,120,795 4.65%
Caraga 1/  2,293,480 2.59%
Filipinos in Philippine Embassies/Consulates and Missions Abroad  2,279 0.00%

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Presidential Wrinkles

P-Noy has a beautiful fashion consultant who also doubles as his stylist. In order to make the President look very cool, even in the face of the daily challenges of his job, he should be administered a daily dose of wrinkle remover. Oh yeah, a wrinkle remover!

Heck! I am not even a company president and yet, I am affected by stress and wrinkles. A bachelor president should be carrying a lot more pressure and will probably grow more wrinkles than most of us if he is not careful with his looks.

Long Live The King!

President P-Noy, being a bachelor should be reminded to take his vitamins every day. He has no wife who will do that to him so his long time and very loyal personal maid should do that. P-Noy is not getting any younger and at 50 years old, is not at all young. Therefore, he should take care of himself so as not to let stress affect him. The Filipinos need a good hearted and honest president. I still believe that he his honesty rating is higher than all those who came after Marcos, with the exception of his mom. May he live long and healthy.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

My Regular Present To Expectant Dads

I don’t really know when or where the tradition started but it my place, it had become customary to light cigars whenever there’s child born. I therefore bring a pack of Swisher Sweets to the hospital and hand it over to expectant dads. A long time ago, the tradition applied only to male firstborns then it was modified to include even female firstborns. Now, people simply lights cigars whenever a child is born.

Friday, October 15, 2010


I didn’t know what kinect is until I read about then Senator Noynoy and his fascination for computer games. I now read a bit about the games and found out that it is a controller free gaming experience originally introduced as “Kinect for XBoX 360”. Now it is known simply as Kinect. Anyway, President Noy had become as an unofficial endorser of these games since he was featured as an avid user of the gadgets. I hope it’s not a bad thing for today’s kids.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Business Stress

If you are a corporate executive caught in a tight spot and forced to issue refunds so large, you will probably not need fat burners for men, the way most overweight people do. The pressure alone will be so huge that weight lose will come naturally. It’s a very unhealthy way of doing so, if I may add.

Phone service provider Verizon is to issue $90 Million worth of refund after complaints came out that subscribers are being overcharged.


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