November 8, 2018

The Wealth of Nation – The Wealth of Filipinos




I want to talk about the wealth of nation (yaman ng bansa), to begin with a question: who owns the wealth of nation? Few people know that the wealth of nation is owned by the people of the nation. In the case of the Philippines, we Filipinos owned the wealth of the Philippines. But in reality, few only benefit from wealth generated by the natural resources of the country, if the government of the past has distributed the wealth carefully, Philippines might have the mega infrastructures of the developed countries, low cost of energy, state of the art public transportation; Philippines might have the free heath care system and pensions of the wealthy countries. 

The challenge of today is for us Filipinos to realize that our country is full of resources and each of us has the right for the wealth of our country. Whatever your status in life - poor, middle class, upper class, the wealth of nation should be for the benefit of all and not of the few. Some people are still blinded by the belief that if they amass all the wealth, if they keep it to themselves, then they will be happy, but I will argue that it will be temporary, as Adam Smith said, no society will be truly happy with a portion of the society down to poverty. At some point, the people down the poverty, who did not benefit from the wealth will negatively affect the society. 

We have to rethink of how to use the national wealth for the benefit of the citizens, if we could do this, we will be able to create an abundant nation where each and every citizen has equal opportunity to live a decent life. The past has failed to distribute the wealth to each and every individual of this country, but we can’t blame the past, today is the day to begin, put self interest behind, and together let us build a country where everyone is wealthy. 


7 comments:

  1. Dapat talaga gamitin ung yaman ng bansa sa pagpapalago ng bansa hindi ung binubulsa

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  2. Saan na nga ba napunta ung kinita sa natural resources ng bansa, malaking negosyante lang ba ang nakikinabang, dapat makinabang rin ang bayan

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  3. tingnan nyo ung ibang bansa na mayayaman kitang kita kung paano nakikinabang publiko sa yaman ng bansa

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  4. The Wealth of the Nation - The Wealth of the Filipinos.

    Yes indeed, that's the old saying and original plan, but not anymore. By today's system bro? my comment to that "Your Dreaming" as simple as that, why? Our current sytem of wealth distribution ay para langpo sa mga namumuhunan,negosyante at para lang yumaman pa sila.

    Naintindihan ko ang context ng post na ito nasa balang araw maiangat ang pamumuhay ng ordenaryong Pilipino sa sa kahirapan.

    Look around, lahat na mayayaman na bansang ay nabubuhay sa oil/gas natural resources, ang Pilipinas ang pinakamayaman pagdating sa mga natural resources lalo sa part ng Mindanao sa may Ligwasan Marsh if I'm not mistaken it was being surveyes before around early 90s by a American Scientest, and findings?.he says, That area if develop, it is bigger than Suadis oil deposit, and will become the next Dubai. Pero walang pumapansin.

    Buti nalang po meron tayong Presidente na talagang tumutok na ngayon sa mga natural resources natin. Last month mo nabalita nayan sa TV ang isang Israel company na magconduct ng research sa ating karagatan somewhere in Palawan. Kaya kapit langpo mga kabayan, hindi po natutulog ang Dyos. Gagawa sya ng paraan,basta buong paniniwala langpo sa Panginoon.

    Salamat po.

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    1. Well said, sana nga po marealize ng mga tao sa susunod na botohan na dapat iboto ung may malasakit sa bayan, dapat malaman ng taong bayan na may karapatan sila sa yaman ng bayan

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    2. I think the writer is not dreaming, he is just opening our eyes to a dream that was not realize

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  5. Ang main stream media ipinapakita na okay lang maging mahirap basta masaya, hindi ipinapaalam sa mamamayan ang tunay nilang karapatan. Sa totoo lang hindi okay maging mahirap, dapat gumawa ng paraan para umunlad, ang solusyon ay nasa tao mismo at nasa gobyerno.

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