MV Pangilinan: Allow private sector to actively help end poverty

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A top businessman on Wednesday called on Malacañang to include the private sector in mapping out fresh antipoverty programs as lawmakers blamed income inequality for chronic poverty amid robust economic growth.

Manuel V. Pangilinan, chairman of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co., said the government should allow the private sector to take an active role in ensuring that economic growth was shared and enjoyed by all classes.

“The imperative is inclusive, not exclusionary, growth. Business and government need to work together to identify areas that offer the higher levels of employment and income to our people—agriculture and tourism, for instance,” Pangilinan said.

Work in progress

Malacañang said eradicating poverty in the country was “not an overnight thing.”

President Aquino’s spokesman, Edwin Lacierda, largely blamed the high level of poverty incidence on the lackluster performance of the agricultural-fishery sector.

“But again, this (defeating poverty) is not overnight. This is a work in progress and hence, for that reason, we also need support from both houses of Congress,” Lacierda said.

He also said the NCSB report was already dated. “These are all historical data. So the survey … the press conference on the poverty incidence was (based) on the first semester of 2012,” he said, but added:

“We have already identified the areas where we need to improve on: in the agricultural sector.”

Pangilinan added that government should provide the guidance, encouragement and rewards. “Business should mobilize the resources for development. The franchise to inclusive growth is not the exclusive province of either business or government—neither can accomplish it alone,” he said in a text message.

Pangilinan was reacting to the report of the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) on Tuesday that poverty incidence had remained unchanged since 2006 amid high economic growth. The NSCB said poverty incidence in the first semester of 2012 was 27.9 percent, “practically unchanged” from the same period in 2009 (28.6 percent) and in 2006 (28.8 percent).

Trickle down doesn’t work

“Even if we build all the infrastructure that we need, only the rich and educated will benefit the most because they will know how to use them properly and productively, unlike the poor and uneducated,” said Sen. Ralph Recto in a text message.

He said only the educated class or the entrepreneurs and professionals would benefit from economic growth, leading to income inequality and the rich getting richer and the poor poorer.

“Trickle down really does not work. High growth even leads to greater inequality even when it brings significant numbers out of poverty,” said Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello.

Recto said the government had the tools to break the paradox: Higher spending (specifically in education) and taxation.

Recto pointed out that expanding the middle class would also help in spreading the wealth across all classes. “We must allow for more private sector investments in infrastructure, factories and food production to create more jobs and build the middle class. Government does not create jobs. It is the private sector,” he said.

He said the country needed to grow at a faster rate of at least 10 percent for a long period of time to reduce poverty to less than 10 percent by 2020.

To spur agri growth

Both Bello and Recto said that the centerpiece antipoverty tool of the government, the conditional cash transfer program, had been helpful. Bello said the results would be felt in the medium to long term.

Lacierda said the challenge was to spur growth in agriculture to create more jobs, increase production and ensure that the production translates to a greater income for farmers since the bulk of the population was still in the agricultural sector.

Looking at the bright side, Lacierda noted that private investments had increased, and that public infrastructure spending in 2012 was around P250 billion.

Reacting to the NSCB data, Norio Usui, senior country economist for the Asian Development Bank, said on Wednesday that the government must solve the problem of jobless growth if it hoped to reduce poverty.

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  • cato_the_younger

    Manny Pangilinan should put his money where his mouth is. If he is really serious about getting the private sector in alleviating poverty, then he should campaign for opening up the Philippine market to foreign investors. As of now, PLDT and other existing telecom companies are shielded from competition, hence RP has among the highest telecom rates in the world. Other sectors like retailing and power generation should also be opned up. The same with air transport – PAL had been blocking moves to open the country to more airlines – PAL wants reprocity even if it really cannot do it because it only has so much planes. Meanwhile, fewer tourists come to the country. The Philippine oligarchy must back their words with deeds.

    • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

      ikaw nga pangilinan ang nagpapahirap sa bayan

      using cheap capital from pilipino bank deposits
      inaangkat mo pera tungo sa amo mong intsik switik

      tumigil ka lang sa pinag gagawa mo
      bilyones ang ikakayaman ng mga pilipino

      yang kolonisadong utak mo
      hindi matanto ang kasiraang ginagawa mo sa bayan namin

      • txtman

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        AHAHAHA
        .
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        GINAGAWA NA YAN
        IBA NA TALAGA ANG FAKE ANO?
        GUSTO IPAGNGALANDAKAN
        PITIFUL
        AHAHAHA

  • $46804224

    I agree. first ask big business to pay their employees fairly and let the employees enjoy the full benefits of labor and employment.

    unahin tanggalin yung contractualisation ng SM…. otherwise pakitang pogi lang to ng business sector..

  • rodben

    May puso din pala ang mga Pinoy billionaires…pero Sir MVP siguro po mayron parin kyong di alam sa company nyo..pamangkin ko natanggap agad PLDT dahil sa honorable sya sa school pero po 2yrs na syang nag o-office CONTRACTUAL parin status nya gabi na ang uwi walang OT at walang holiday pay at walang 13th month pay..kya nag resign sya at nag Saudi ngayon nakapundar na sya ng bahay after 21/2 yr bukod sa free transportation food accommodation , tuwing RAMADAN may bonus at may vacation pay at service pay pa habang tumatagal sya sa company pero yong yaman ng company pang saudi lamang , compared to PLDT na int’l…at si Sen. Recto di po ba kyo ang may akda ng VAT na syang nagpapahirap ngayon sa mga Pinoy dahil sa subrang mahal ng mga pagkain at sweldo ay napakaliit…at si Mr. Bello ng AKBAYAN di ba isa kyo sa kaalyado ng mga extortionist na mga CPP/ NPA..na syang dahilan ng pag dami ng mga squatters sa Metro manila dahil mga kita ng mga magsasaka ay napupunta lang sa REVOLUTIONARY TAX daw ng grupo nyo ? Mga katanungan po ito, mga KABAYAN mula sa HAMAK AT HINAHAMAK NG MGA NAKIKINABANG NGAYON…OFW PO, pero SALUDO PO AKO SA HONEST SEC. NG NEDA MABUHAY PO KYO..AT SA BIR TULOY NYO PO ANG PAGSASABI NG TOTOO..MASARAP MAMATAY NG MABANGO KAYSA MABAHO SABI NI RIZAL…

    • man_1145

      Because di ba, TV5 ay maayos din na network na kumpara dyan sa ABS-CBN, di ba?

  • Carlos_Iho

    “Eradicating poverty is not an overnight thing.” Three years is not overnight.

    • ernievictory

      yes it is ! the overpopulation of the philippines will not go down dramatically. ngayon pa lang nga may RH law.

      creating jobs is not possible without influx of foreign and local investments. ngayon pa lang nga na acquire ng bansa ang investment rating .

      eradicating graft and corruption is an on going thing , matagal mapuksa ang kamandag ng nakaraan administration ng saksakan ng corrupt.

      baka gusto mong ikaw na ang maging Presidente , genius ?

      • Carlos_Iho

        walang pag-asa manalo ang mga genius…ibang klase ang mga binoboto…

      • Carlos_Iho

        saksakan pala ng corrupt ang dating administration…eh…nasaan yung mga kaso? puro daldal lang ang mga namumuno, di ginagawa o di kayang gawin ang trabaho nila…tatlong taon na wala pa rin nangyari sa mga imbestigasyon…kaya ba?

        creating jobs is not only about getting foreign investments…it is importantly about capital investments….this is the right time for capital investments while the peso is still strong…has the government done anything on this? particularly on power generation and reducing its costs?

        for the anti corruption campaign, is it effective? still ‘business’ as usual in government offices…worse even in customs…yes, the government has regained some credibility on the highest levels, however, it appears nothing has been started much less accomplished at the normal levels…

        and what the @##$% has RH got to do with improving the economy? that’s a long shot and aimed wrongly…

    • Mux

      Try 67 years since The Philippines got independence from the US.

  • rodben

    Para sa NEDA at NSCB at isama na natin ang BIR at yong naka invento ng masstransport isa po kyong maka-masang Pinoy sa pagiging honest nyo isa po ako sa nananalangin na sana dumami pa lahi nyo at doon sa mga walang Pusong mga Pinoy Billionaires at pahirap na politico sana mag bago na kyo may pagkakataon pang mabura pangalan nyo sa TOP 10 LIST NI SATANAS…

  • buritos

    Kung seryuso si MVP sabihin nya sa mag kapwa nya businessman na gawin mura ang kanilang paninda. Kahit walang increase ng sahod tiyak mararamdaman agad ng mga mahihirap ang ginhawa na dala ng magandang ekonomiya.

  • rickysgreyes

    SM and Robinsons could start sourcing their products domestically instead of importing everything from China. Only a true “buy Filipino” campaign will work. If we do not revive manufacturing, our economc growth…it will never be inclusive

    • herecomesrusty

      +1 Mabuhay ka, sir! We should not be contented with a service oriented economy.

      • Pinaslover

        Pero alam mo ba sir ricky nung namili kami ng mga damit for my kid sa robinson..nagtaka ako kasi puro made in Phils..from padyamas, short and everything.

    • bryanbrian

      A work in progress indeed. Higher spending in education and taxation, also work in progress. Go go go!!

    • kismaytami

      LOL! Imposible, tsekwa ang may-ari ng mga yan. Dapat ang mga Pilipinong consumer ang kumilos at mag-buy Filipino.

  • farmerpo

    The private sector can do whatever it deems legal to help alleviate poverty by creating jobs. Lawmakers are there just to blame anybody and everybody except themselves for income inequality. Screen prospective employees properly, ignore those recommended by politicians and minimize contractual peones. Employ the best and pay them the best private companies can offer. Don’t rob your customers. Stop private sector corruption by not selling substandard goods and services. National growth is from the bottom up, not the other way around. Just the phrase ‘trickle down economics’ is anthema to the ears of progressive entrepreneurs. Sell the best goods/services at the lowest price possible and see the ‘miracle’ happen. I buy 1mbps of internet bandwith, and what do I get? 789 bps to 120kbps. Mr Pangilinan understand that this is robbery and not conducive to good business hence lower potential revenue that may be used to hire more people. Even people selling this services are contractors, that no one can contact after the sale is consumated. If and when you complain, all the Telco clerks can say is ganyan po talaga ,sir. Padala kami ng technician, who will turn out to be another employee of a contractor who can barely understand what bandwith is. PLDT,SMART,GLOBE, know these companies Mr MVP? They rake in the biggest share of the revenues they do not deserve. The government’s folly is not making sure that these Telcos deliver what they sell. All the rest should follow if you make this happen, which you can. Try putting your money and effort where you mouth is. You don’t even need government permission, Sir.

  • herecomesrusty

    Last time I checked, the private sectors are already helping themselves out of poverty. It is actually the government, thru its corrupt and self serving policy, that keeps the people from succeeding. Fertilizer scam is one good example..

  • ernievictory

    i don’t know if SM is continuing with the practice of hiring casuals to be terminated before the 6th month is over . makakatulong si mr sy to alleviate poverty by giving security of tenure and good benefits to thousands of SM personnel ! sobra sobra naman ang kita nila . maski walmart nga dito sa states ay mayroong health care !

    • Platypus09

      I agree. This practice should be deemed illegal and there should be a law that prohibits such bad practice.

      Anyone or company that violates should be prosecuted and face stiff penalties.

      I also wonder why these Shoemart salesladies did not hire good attorneys to sue SM management. Filipinos are NOT good in prosecuting or suing rich companies for illegal or questionable labor practices.

      But that should be changed, so companies will change and get their acts together.

      We should start suing these big companies for unfair labor practices and ask for monetary damages for the victims. We need to start talking to excellent lawyers with excellent Business Law backgrounds.

      Lawyers need to start advertising their areas of expertise in public, so people know who to contact with if needing legal advise or if someone needs to sue a private company or even our own government.

      We might not have comprehensive labor laws in place. That could be the problem.

      That is why we need real “attorneys” and university professors to run for Congress and Senate seats so they know what laws we need to straighten out things that affect Filipinos at work and their daily lives.

      • tagaDumantay

        While you are suing Henry Sy, you will loose your job. The case will take twenty years before decided, then an appeal will be made & you have to wait for another ten years. While you are jobless, you have the expenses of the lawyer to deal with.

    • popeyee

      Mahirap gumawa ng batas pabor sa mga manggagawa dahil nagla-lobby ang mga ilyonaryong negosyante sa congress, baka nga nagkakabayran pa wag lang maipasa ng batas.

      • Platypus09

        Now, this is the problem.

        If that is the case, people need to stop complaining. Everything fails on the workers’ side but favors the big companies. See how they are being favored to proliferate and make tons of money at the same time, at the expense of he workers?

        It is us, the workers, who need to demand labor fairness and equality by talking with them, or look for the political party who would promise to LEGISLATE fair labor laws for us.

        Otherwise, we can have “peaceful” rally in front of Congress trying to make them hear what we want them to do for us. Of course, big companies would try to bribe our Congress not to get that passed.

        We will conitinue to fight for this, PEACEFULLY though until we get what we think is fair for us workers, though without being infiltrated by other groups like CPP-NDF, etc.

      • popeyee

        No political parties will ever made a move to resolve this issue. If you’ll notice, most of the candidates in the 2 rival parties are recycled and they are not new to the issue. If they did nothing during their past stint in the congress, how much more this time.

        Sad to say, the winning chances of the reform minded candidates, as always, seems to be very slim…

    • Carlos_Iho

      that’s the effect of one stupid Recto law

  • Pinaslover

    Pls remove discrimination in hiring.. Pls give an equal opportunity for all. Sa ads meron kang mababasa na atleast 31 years old preferably single ..yung iba nga 35 years old at pref single..tapos meron pang pleasing personality eh di naman model aaplayan. Unfair for married applicants who are competent for the job. Pleasing personality daw pero yung mag iinterview mukhang aswang.. Yung ibang bansa may batas sila kahit matatanda nagtratrabaho. Sa pinas lumampas ka lng 35 hirap mag apply sa junior post..mga Ofw hirap mag apply dyan. Sa abroad kahit 50 years old na pwede sa entry level post.

    • Platypus09

      Yes, we need anti-age discrimination law..

      I agree. Everyone should be allowed to apply, regardless of age, as long as he or she capable and qualified to do the job.

      Applicants who have reached the age of forty must be considered, even if they have physical limitations due to aging.

      Companies that hire applicants aged 40 and above should be given government incentives or tax breaks, which should be a part of the law.

      • Oniichan, its too big

        gusto mo ng equality sa age tapos mag-suggest ka ng tax breaks for 40 and above. ayus ka din ano hehehehe

      • ReneV

        when you get older you will remember what you wrote… it will be painful for you

      • Oniichan, its too big

        di mo nakuha point ko

      • CommonSens6

        Tax break for the hiring company!

    • Oniichan, its too big

      bakit may tinatawag kang mukhang aswang? ayaw mo gawin sayo pero ginagawa mo sa kapwa mo, hahahahahha

      • Pinaslover

        Ang ibig kong sabihin kapatid eh pantay pantay dapat kasi di naman tayo lahat binayayaan ng kagandahang pisikal . .Magrerequire ng pleasing personality tapos yung nagrerequire sa iyo di naman pasok sa category na ito syempre kahit sino magtatanong ng isang malaking bakit?..

    • siegfeil

      Go Go Go !!!! with this proposal. Takot kasi sa Medical benefits….

    • Carlos_Iho

      gusto nila bata at single kasi maliit lang ang pasahod…di pwede sa may pamilya at marami ng karanasan sa trabaho…

  • BoyBakal

    Agree….big corporations should share their bounty.

  • ApoLapullapu

    It is true that the private sector is not made to participate or being consulted in the poverty alleviation programs of government. And the government is talking of empowerment. There are no incentives to encourage the private sector to pump capital into the sluggish agriculture and fisheries sector. Even small farmers are sending their children to cities to find jobs because the agriculture sector is not economically favorable.

  • asarin

    hoy pangilinan, kung totoo ka talaga, bakit hindi mo umpisahan sa mga kumpanya mo! paswelduhan mo ng tama ang mga manggagawa mo, hwag kang gahaman sa pagbenta ng mga text messaging at calling ng smart mo… yun kung totoo ka at hi

  • http://www.facebook.com/iyen.dev Iyen Dev

    The real root cause of poverty is Filipinos are ‘stealing’ each other creating more poor.Where is bravery, honor, and honesty in us?

  • hustlergalore

    MV Pangilinan? para namang pangalan ng barko. LOL

  • hopeless_na

    bakit hindi kasali ang simbahan? baka magtampo sila…

  • Fulpol

    MVP really meant: “let the oligarchy do the job.. they can help alleviate poverty..”

    the oligarchy, the SCAMMERS..

    LOL

  • Handiong

    The private sector can start helping alleviate poverty by giving their workers decent wages. If they are serious about it, they can share their profits with their employees, not only with the top managers. In other words, businessmen and shareholders must moderate their greed.

    As Moody’s Analytics said, a strong household consumption is one of the factors that has insulated the Philippines from the gloomy global economy. Businessmen must realize that a strong purchasing power of the ordinary workers will redound to the benefit of private business.

  • carlorocci

    Mr Pangilinan, Sir you are very much welcome to help end poverty even without government permission. Tinatanong pa ba yan?

  • Paulstronghold

    To spur growth, new businesses should be opened. And to do this, schools must start conveying among its students the advantages of being an entrepreneur rather that stick to the usual concept of being a “better employee” after graduation. To give break to aspiring entrepreneurs, however, is no easy hurdle to break into. One factor that hinders potential businessmen to start-up a SME is the lack of substantial capitalization. The government and the banking sectors should therefore work together by adopting a “less stringent” bank policies on business loans. It would tremendously open floodgates of new business concepts and new ideas feasible for new business opportunities There are so many great minds among Filipinos still untapped, signifying drawback of this government’s lack of priorities and seriousness in addressing the poverty issue. .

  • kismaytami

    mr. pangilinan, simulan mo TV sa station mo sa 5, partikular sa noontime show ni willie revillame. Di mo ba naisip, pinagmumukha mong mga pulubing uhaw sa salapi ang audience?

  • juan_luisjr

    MVP does not need government approval to uplift the lives of the poor !! Anyone, tycoon or not is welcome to help. There are 2 kinds of jobs / opportunities we need in our country 1) jobs that require college degrees and 2) jobs that do not require college degrees. It is in the 2nd where we are struggling hence, so much poverty . It does not mean we should ignore the first. Except for mining , MVP companies normally require college degrees for hiring.

  • Horst Manure

    First thing is to open Uni’s capable of teaching law and a efficient court process, at present it takes over a year for a simple case to got through the courts, due to the incompetence of the judiciary and others, next is education all must do maths,English and science, stop big business opening mega stores and sucking the life blood out of surrounding small stores.

    Look to see what went on in overseas and do the opposite.

  • wawa2172

    The private sector could help in eradicating poverty starting with businessmen who needs to pay their taxes right. Smuggling should be stop and private sector could help the government eradicate corruption by eliminating bribery. The Filipino core values needs reforms unless we change nothing good will result. Lacierda belittled the Neda report on poverty incidence riding on the popularity of the PNoy and growing economy. But the Neda report is a solid fact and marami pa rin ang nagugutom at walang desenting bahay. Yes poverty cannot be solved overnight but the government should do concrete solutions to it not the 4Ps type na dole out lamang that could help win elections.

  • Stun Black

    Kung gusto ninyong makatulong sa agrikultura at tourism, pagandahin ninyo ang mga tren dito.

  • WAUNAKEE

    Poverty eradication has been a” work in progress” since the time of President Diosdado Macapagal! The politicians are notoriously rhetoric as they cannot walk their talk.
    I welcome Mr. MVP’s suggestion on the premise that its aim will really grant the economic advantages to all classes and not simply for the sake of branding the business group as socially-responsive.

  • chiebart

    tingin ko ang ibig sabihin ni MVP ay iopen sa kanila ang mga suliranin ng gobyerno sa pag-eradicate ng poverty para makita nila kung saan sila maaaring makatulong. para sa mga kumukwestiyon kay MVP sa kanyang sinabi at sa pagtulong, si MVP ay may PLDT-SMART Foundation na tumutulong sa mga kababayan nating kapus-palad. nagbibigay din po siya ng mga scholarships sa mga anak ng kanyang empleyado.

  • Descarte5E

    Itaas ang farm gate prices of agricultural products. Sa presyo ng farm prices ng meat and vegetable lugi pa ang farmers. Kapag may bagyo, tag init, tumataas ang cost of production ng agriculture, mataas ang cost ng fertilizers at pesticides tapos babaratin lang ang farmers.
    Yong maliliit na mangingisda katulad ni Mang Rufing, walang magawa sa mga commercial fishing. Ang local government hindi seryoso sa pag enforce sa restriction ng 15 kilometers restriction ng commercial vessel from the coast kaya kawawa ang mga mahihirap at maliliit na mangingisda. Yong fishing ground na ini- allot para sa kanila sinakop ng commercial fishing boats. Sinira na rin ng illegal fishing ang mga mangroves at corrals sa baybayin ng karagatan ng Pilipinas pero patuloy pa rin sila. Konting ambag ng Commercial fisher kay Mayor di na makareklamo ang ang mangingisda. Marami ring mga illegal development sa coastal area, mga fishpond ni General, Congressman, etc., at kapag naligaw ang maliit na mangingisda tulad ni Mang Rufing malapit sa area nila, binabaril parang ibon. Ngayon, kapag nagsalita si Mang Rufing tungkol dyan at pinamunuan ang kanilang sector, sasabihin ng mga commercial fisher na NPA si Mang Rufing.

    Anong nagyari sa mga mahihirap na mangingisda at magsasaka? Iniwan nila ang kanilang bukid at lambat. Ibinenta ang lupa sa real estate developer. Ang mga anak na babae ay nagpunta sa Italy, mga lalaki ay nasa middle east.

  • Descarte5E

    And for MV Pangilinan? Beware of his ulterior motive.

  • Pert Cabatana

    Mr Pangilinan: don’t be such a hypocrite. Private sector does not need permission from government to get involved in poverty alleviation. You just need to develop a stronger conscience, a sharper sensitivity to the needs of poor, and a firmer commitment to be of help to the Filipino nation and not just benefit the bank accounts of the investors.

  • WalterPaulKomarnicki

    China will probably solve its own poverty before the Philippines even gets started, then we might ask them how they did it.

  • Nimrod Suaez

    Indeed poverty eradecation is not an overnight thing. Poverty incedence of 27.9% in 2012, practicallty remained unchanged as compared to 28.8% in 2006. Statistics don’t mean anything to the poor and jobless. Eradecation of poverty does not need the support of both houses in congress. In fact the pork they get is a contributory factor to the incedence of poverty. What the Philippines needs are industrialist and businessmen who are nationbuilders.

  • aligato_hai

    Exploit and maximize the use of ‘shale gas’ from the Philippines’ Malampaya, instead of exporting the natural gas. Pag napababa ang singil sa kuryente, transportation, at kahit na sa cooking gas na gamit imported LPG, mararamdaman agad ng masa ang asenso ng economiya.

  • Guest

    Bakla! Babaan mo singil ng Meralco kung gusto mo tumulong. Puro kita ng amo mong dayuhan ang nasa isip mo.

  • Anton_Agaton

    Bakla! Ibaba mo singil ng Meralco kung gusto mo makatulong. Puro kita ng amo mong dayuhan ang nasa isip mo.

  • DC

    MVP, BAKIT DI MO UMPISAHAN SA MGA NAG-HA-HUNGER STRIKE SA HARAP NG PLDT BUILDING?

  • rommel joseph

    MVP lead the way by walking your talk. Bill Gates put his money where his mouth is by donating almost $40 billion of his earnings to alleviate poverty and encouraged other billionaires to follow suit. Up to now, I haven’t read him criticize Obama’s governance.

  • iping2sison

    To Mr M.V. Pangilinan, please initiate whatever program you have in mind. Maybe, there is no profit to earn nor glory in helping the poor, that’s why you wanted the government to invite you and your capitalist cohorts.

  • siegfeil

    si manny pangilinan pa eh PACMAN din yan, kain nang kain nang PERA. Magpaggamot ka ngayon sa Makati Med, Cardinal Santos at iba pa niyang hospitals para sa mayayaman lang….sila ang may karapatang magkasakit.

  • Mao Lenin

    Makataong dagdag-sahod lang sa mga manggagawa niyo, Ginoong Pangilinan, mararamdaman na ang economic growth. Kayo lang na mayayaman nakakaramdam nito dahil ang malaking bahagi ng profit niyo, ipinagdadamot niyo sa manggagawa at inaangkin niyo. Plastic!

  • Ako_Hiking

    More excuses from Malacanang…ending poverty is not an overnight thing but when are they really going to start doing major things to end poverty in the Philippines?They haven;t done anything much other than jailing Gloria which does nothing for ending poverty. They say they have to improve the agriculture sector but what have they done significant in 3 years that would suggest their improving of the agriculture sector?

  • themask celestial

    Sa sm, they are now selling items in grocery in tingi and packed food with almost same prize as carinderia (40 pesos up) directly competing small businesses. Sana SM will stop this kind of business model. Please spare the poor.

  • Jun Go

    the best way to do it, is don’t have yourself be published and simply DO IT. too much publicity!

  • patukar

    The government should educate Filipinos especially in the rural areas where the culture of hacienderos complex is still in practice as their way of life, but the politician are benefiting from this kind of attitude. Kaya oag nabigyan ng pabor malaking pasasalamt at utang na loob di na nagsisikap umaasa na lang sa Politika. Yan din ang rason kung bakit nahahalal ang politikong pakay lang ay magkamal ng yaman.

  • Mark

    Basing from how MVP conducts his business, kalokohan ang pinagsasabi nya, mga basketball players at si Willie lang ang nakikinabang.

  • AllinLawisFair

    Yes, Mr. Pangilinan, you can do it without asking government permission. Ask your fellow business people to invest your profits here and create more jobs, pay decent salaries and benefits to your employees and pay the correct taxes.

  • ConcernedCitizenPh

    There are businesses that gave bonuses and extra compensation to their employees until they receive the backlash of such generosity when NLRC/DOLE made the claims filed in labor disputes bigger by including bonuses in the computation of the claim. Those businesses who experienced this or who were told about this got scared and resulted not only to the end to the practice of giving bonuses but also affected compensation policies. No one would want to give more when there is a backlash for being generous. This has made businessmen always think that the higher the pay, the bigger the backlash, the lower the pay, the lower the backlash.

  • John Mark Luciano

    The Government should create a comprehensive anti-poverty program, not only giving cash to the poor, but to teach them how to be self-sufficient by creating cooperative business

  • flip1sba

    As much as both the government and private sectors want to help the less fortunate end their poverty, the poor should also help themselves and not depend too much on both.

  • Danilo Mariano

    So, who’s stopping you?

  • AlexanderAmproz

    Without a clean, efficient and honest Administration, nothing can be done !

    In case the AFP and Haciendero’s will stop to kill and tag as NPA those helping the poor,
    it will be already a giant step in the right direction.

  • Josemakabayan

    There you go again mr. Pangilinan saying some good things and plans about helping the people out of poverty. The last time you said before acquiring MERALCO is that it will be for the good of the people, that you will give them better service and the price of electricity will certainly go down!!,, but after several years nothing of that sort materialized, and the reverse happened , electricity price went up, the service is poorer. So what gives mr. MVP ???? Another BOLADAS ??????

  • man_1145

    Sa mga nagsasabi about dito kay MVP. Mas magaling talaga si MVP kaysa sa mga Aquino-Cojuangco-Lopez, di ba, mas magaling rin si MVP kaysa kay Gina Lopez sa mining, di ba nga, nagalit sya kay Gina Lopez dahil sa maling pamamaraan ng kalikasan natin.

  • Vic Usi

    In an imperfect world, poverty will always be around. In the US, there is such thing as SOUP KITCHEN. The Salvation Army, an NGO, is the leader in this field. They don’t address poverty. They address hunger. Anyone who is hungry can drop by and eat. I hope MVP and his fellow businessmen will imitate this program.

    • AlexanderAmproz

      Have a look at the poverty in Northern Europe,
      none slum’s, housing and cash transfer in case of need,
      free health cares and schools all over EC.

      Everybody should have access to a decent life is the motto.

      Philippines is just a US poorest mirror, where brutality and Gang’s, are the cultural main rules.

      Two “Holocaustic” liberations weren’t enough to the Pinoy’s short memory.

      The first “liberation” from the Spanish, liberated the country of about 40% of its population. One million and half where killed on a four millions population.
      The Philippines real culture definitely erased, only the colonial culture left.

      WW2 Ground Zero for Manila known as Asia nicest and best city, no valid ground for such atrocities outside to end up definitely the Spanish influences for a US junk culture replacement and domination. A Colonial Conquistador trick.

  • TinimbangNgunitKulang

    Just pay your employees decent living wages, it’s that simple, stupid.

  • HarryK

    It looks like MVP’s enterprises tend to make Filipino poorer.

  • AlexanderAmproz

    In a Christian Democratic nation everybody should be concerned by poverty.
    Only the poor are helping each others, even the Clergy inside their palaces don’t care.

    The day the Administration will perform properly their duty,
    the country will be automatically rich with a good education level,
    but with the intentionally fake text books and systematic corruptions with a fake Justice are showing a war against the poorest.

    Poverty reduction will never happened without a Revolution !

    Nota Bene:
    In case MVP and the Ayala/Globe want to show they cares about poverty, they should offer free WIFI internet in the poorest provinces, cities and slum’s.
    This will help a lot the poorest to help elevating themselves and have easy access to knowledges, communications and business.

    Why not to do a trial in Payatas, Tawi-Tawi and in Mabolo/Cebu or poor students places ?

    Not only it will be free of charges for them, infrastructures electricity and maintenances excepted, but it will be a fantastic advertising and improve their respectability.

  • $29897073

    MVP for president

  • Albert Einstien

    PNOY govt…Malacañang said eradicating poverty in the country was “not an overnight thing.” President Aquino’s spokesman, Edwin Lacierda, largely blamed the high level of poverty incidence on the lackluster performance of the agricultural-fishery sector.

    “But again, this (defeating poverty) is not overnight. This is a work in progress and hence, for that reason, we also need support from both houses of Congress,” Lacierda said.

    27 years yan na SINSABI ni CORY at mga YELLOW PROPAGANDISTA…KABALIKTARAN ang nangyari ..LALONG nasadlak sa KAHIRAPAN at gumapang sa KALBARYO ang taongbayan at ang bansa lalong naging SLAVE NATION.12.5 million na ang OFW at migrants natin..DUMAMI ang NAGSITAKAS ng panahon ni PNOY dahil sa kawalan ng pag-asa, pagkain at employment…..pag-alis nga ni CORY IMBES na UMUNLAD naging NEGATIVE ang GDP….naloko nila ang bansa..ng AGAWIN ang poder ke marcos…

    hangagang ngayon gusto LINLANGIN ang bansa sa mga surveys at PRAISE RELEASEs..nakahiya naman GRABE…..tanong ko po sa INYO ..HINDI nyo pala KAYA BAKIT kayo TAKBO ng TAKBO at sa ELEKSYON at gustong nyo LAGI pinapahirapan ang sambayan…magRESIGN na lang DAPAT kayo..at huwag ng tumakbo pa….IBIGAY nyo sa mga mas karapatdapat ang posisyon ng Liderato sa gobyerno..ibigay nyo sa VISIONARY full blood PATRIOTIC leaders…maawa kayo sa BANSA…sobra sobra na naman ang YAMAN ng ANGKAN nyo…

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