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|
|National Capital Region||11,553,427||13.04%|
|Cordillera Administrative Region||1,520,743||1.72%|
|IVB - Mimaropa||2,559,791||2.89%|
|Filipinos in Philippine Embassies/Consulates and Missions Abroad||2,279||0.00%|