Globalization and the Destruction of the Philippines

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Introduction In January 1995, the Philippines joined the globalized trade, and since then Philippines lost its rich culture and land, economic globalization had a colossal negative impact to the nation. The Philippines is in an upheaval, as economic growth from globalization has caused an immense social gap and distress in the nation’s health system. One can argue that economically, it is flourishing due to foreign currency remittance, but the Philippines still lags behind its Southeast Asian neighbours. Effect of early Globalization, Colonialism: The social split The adoption of globalization principles and the introduction of democratic and capitalism theories from international influence created social problems in the Philippines.…show more content…
The Philippines as it was a tribal state did not have strong ‘natural’ bonds, it was composed of different tribal groups situated around the Philippine archipelago, and had different skill sets and functions. Banlaoi refers to ‘natural’ bonds as a state that experienced common histories, cultural make-up (ancestry and descent make-up), a common religion and language. In the island of Luzon, there are thirteen tribes, and although they live in the same region, all the tribes speak different dialects (Lang, 2009). The demographic complexity of the Philippines is also further complicated by Muslim separatist groups in Mindanao (Banlaoi, 2004). In the 1970s, the Marcos administration, the dictator at the time, delivered an economic and political program under the paradigm advance by the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. The program’s mandate was to aid in the ‘take-off’ of the Philippine economy, but to deliver the program, the Marcos administration had to implement the Martial Law. With the trouble of balancing the nation’s debt, President Marcos introduced the Presidential Decree 442 in 1974. The policy created the deployment of Filipino workers overseas. International Influence from the 1960s Nationalism is faltering in the Philippines; a study by Gonzalez found that the Philippines are living by the mandate of other nation-states, particularly ones that forcefully bring forth their neoliberal policies. The neoliberal policies have created a
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