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Economic Liberalization

Dismantle Protectionism. Attract investors. Create more jobs. 

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Evolving Federalism

Empower the regions, respect diversity, decongest Imperial Manila. 

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Parliamentary System

Platforms & Competence: True leadership, not popularity politics.

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  • KITT vs KARR: Systems & Algorithms MatterKITT vs KARR: Systems & Algorithms Matter

    Back in the 1980’s there was an extremely popular TV show called Knight Rider. It featured a crime-fighter with a talking car named KITT, short for “Knight Industries Two-Thousand." KITT was a
  • Why are the Monsods so anti-Constitutional Reform?Why are the Monsods so anti-Constitutional Reform?

    Winnie Monsod was being preposterous when she chided those individuals who rejected posts in Duterte's cabinet because of the paltry pay. To paraphrase her, she said that they should not even be
  • How does Federalism work?How does Federalism work?

    The Royal Exhibition Centre in Melbourne -- site of the first Federal Parliament of Australia, a perfect example of a country that uses a Federal-Parliamentary System. Of all the most important
  • What if we were Parliamentary back in 2009?What if we were Parliamentary back in 2009?

    Thousands watch the cortege of former President Cory Aquino along Sucat road in Parañaque City. MANNY MARCELO/PHOTO An insightful CoRRECTor, Louis Gerard del Rosario wrote a very good status
  • NEWSFLASH! Pinoy Showbiz heart-throb TOM RODRIGUEZ is a solid Constitutional Reform advocate!NEWSFLASH! Pinoy Showbiz heart-throb TOM RODRIGUEZ is a solid Constitutional Reform advocate!

    If you didn't already know, Bartolome Alberto Mott, whose nickname is "Tom" (from the 'Tolome' of his first name) and is better known to the entire Philippines as "Tom Rodriguez" is not just a pretty face.
  • Marina Bay Sands is One Big Foreign Direct InvestmentMarina Bay Sands is One Big Foreign Direct Investment

    These days, when you think about Singapore, you imagine a photo of the "three buildings with a boat on top." If you have friends who have been to Singapore, they prove that they visited it with a photo of them
  • A Head of State and A Head of GovernmentA Head of State and A Head of Government

    Why Both Roles Should Be Separate, Especially in the Philippine Setting I am no political scientist and I don’t claim to be one now in writing this. I am writing this based on my understanding of
  • No Parliamentary System, No LKY & No MahathirNo Parliamentary System, No LKY & No Mahathir

    This old article from 27 April 2006 by Alex Magno emphasizes that Mahathir bin Mohamad of Malaysia and the late Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore could only emerge from the electoral mechanisms of a Parliamentary
  • Lee Kuan Yew on Filipinos and the PhilippinesLee Kuan Yew on Filipinos and the Philippines

    (As a tribute to the great Singaporean statesman, Singapore's first Prime Minister and visionary "Third World to First" leader who passed away early morning of March 23, 2015 (Monday morning), the CoRRECT™
  • Rizal the Federalist; Bonifacio the UnitarianRizal the Federalist; Bonifacio the Unitarian

    by Erwin S. Fernandez Abung na Panagbasay Pangasinan (House of Pangasinan Studies) Although José Rizal and Andrés Bonifacio met on some points in their politics, they diverged from their concepts of
  • Foreigner: Pinoy Inability to Improve is due to EscapismForeigner: Pinoy Inability to Improve is due to Escapism

    *This was taken from a status update of a foreigner. Names withheld and disguised to protect their privacy. So, tonight after some grocery shopping, my personal assistant named Pilar asked me if I
  • The Philippines is run like a Mafia NetworkThe Philippines is run like a Mafia Network

    After the recent revelations of the pork barrel scam, the patronage politics exposed during the Typhoon Yolanda Tragedy and the privileged speech revelations in Senate , it strikes me that the Government
  • Tacloban Tragedy: A Painful Wake-up CallTacloban Tragedy: A Painful Wake-up Call

    Note: This was originally a status update from FB that went viral. We were able to  get permission to publish it from the lady who was able to speak with several survivors of Super-Typhoon Haiyan (local
  • Ang Hagupit ng Bagyong YolandaAng Hagupit ng Bagyong Yolanda

    Noong ika - pito ng buwan ng Nobyembre ng taong 2013, ang Republika ng Pilipinas ay nakaranas ng hagupit ng isang malakas na bagyo na may pangalang local na “Yolanda” at pangalang internasyonal na
  • The Coming Fall of the “Noynoy Project”The Coming Fall of the “Noynoy Project”

    The writing is on the wall: "P-Noy" is losing support. As a result of the wrath of Typhoon Yolanda (aka "Haiyan"), Philippine President B.S. Aquino III has been exposed to the rest of the entire world as
  • The Parable of the Mountain BikeThe Parable of the Mountain Bike

    Once upon a time, there was an American Peace Corps volunteer named Sam. Sam was a nice, good-natured 29 year old White Anglo-Saxon American guy who stood tall at 6 ft 7' and enjoyed playing basketball. Sam
  • US Government Shutdown: The Presidential System SucksUS Government Shutdown: The Presidential System Sucks

    The recent US Federal Government Shutdown has further proven to everyone around the World that the Presidential System is an extremely unreliable, buggy, flawed, and faulty system of government whose
  • Infographic: Solutions to the Root Causes of the Pork BarrelInfographic: Solutions to the Root Causes of the Pork Barrel

    Many Filipinos want to get rid of the Pork Barrel. But as mentioned in a previous article, it is necessary to understand the root causes of this "contraption" in order to come up with a truly effective
  • Commandments Are Not EnoughCommandments Are Not Enough

    By the way, Pork is forbidden in the Old Testament. There has been some debate among Filipino netizens about what is more important when it comes to fixing the problems of the Philippines. Much of it has
  • Nápoles & Pork Barrel: It’s the Lousy SystemNápoles & Pork Barrel: It’s the Lousy System

    There's been a lot of anger expressed regarding Janet Nápoles, her daughter Jeane, their lavish lifestyles, and the Pork Barrel scam that funded it all. Everyone seems to be screaming about the need to
  • 1987 Constitution Kicks FedEx Out1987 Constitution Kicks FedEx Out

    Perfect timing. Just what we needed for the Constitutional Reform campaign... The Court of Appeals just recently reiterated its decision uphold the 1987 Constitution to ban FedEx from operating in the
  • Benign0 is just as clueless as “Benigno”Benign0 is just as clueless as “Benigno”

    Yes, you read it right. We're talking about Benign0 (the "Get Real Philippines" guy who uses the "Jimi Hendrix" avatar on the left) being just as clueless as his "namesake" Benigno S. Aquino III. Why
  • Polls aren’t just for Metro Manila: Why Federalism?Polls aren’t just for Metro Manila: Why Federalism?

    by: Jan Emil Langomez Risa Hontiveros, Bam Aquino, Nancy Binay, Chiz Escudero: What do these political candidates have in common? It’s simple really, all were born and raised within Metro Manila. These
  • Nancy Binay – Don’t hate the player, hate the game!Nancy Binay – Don’t hate the player, hate the game!

    Nancy Binay is joining in the Senatorial Race because she can and because she has the necessary name-recall in order to win. She's joining the race because she has exactly what the current Philippine system
  • Should the Philippines Turn Parliamentary?Should the Philippines Turn Parliamentary?

    By Rep. Florencio B. Abad It is unfortunate that enlightened debate about the proposed shift in the form of government has been hampered by allegations of hidden motives by Senate leaders and by a public
  • Chicken or the Egg: Culture Change or System Change?Chicken or the Egg: Culture Change or System Change?

    People often wonder about what determines the success of a society. Is it the culture or is it the system? Quite recently, as the debate on Constitutional Reform progresses and as more and more people realize
  • Lynching LaurelLynching Laurel

    Herman Tiu-Laurel: Anti-Foreign Direct Investment yet he is wearing Western business suit, speaking English, writing in English in his column, and is partly Chinese. Certified hypocrite. Real
  • Constitutional Change NowConstitutional Change Now

      (originally published in the Philippine Daily Inquirer, 21st November 2012) by Peter Wallace Let me give you a few points to ponder when considering whether or not we need to open up the economy by
  • A Tale of Two CountriesA Tale of Two Countries

    (Borrowed from the Far Eastern Economic Review) by William McGurn (June 1994) Editor's note: While it is true that this is an old article from June 1994, the author William McGurn's analysis is so
  • Making the economic comeback w/ higher private FDIMaking the economic comeback w/ higher private FDI

    Dr. Gerardo Sicat (taken from the Philippine Star - originally published: 13 June 2012) by Dr. Gerardo Sicat As economic opportunity knocks on the country, the question is how to maximize the
  • Tables and Ladders (Exposing Esposo, Part 2)Tables and Ladders (Exposing Esposo, Part 2)

    Billy Esposo is awarded a medal by the oligarchs for defending Monopoly by the Oligarchs and fighting against enabling job creation through Constitutional Reform Almost nineteen months ago, Orion wrote an
  • It’s all about CompetitionIt’s all about Competition

    Competition forces you to shape up, or ship out! It is well-known that the concept of healthy and fair competition has the effect of an "invisible hand" that essentially results in benefits and
  • It’s the Economy, Student!It’s the Economy, Student!

    The PhD President: Respected by leaders of developed and progressive countries; envied and villified by small-minded, rumor-mongering, TFC-watching and ABiaS-CBN-brainwashed Pinoys By Dr. Gloria Macapagal
  • ‘Sensya na po, Sir…’‘Sensya na po, Sir…’

    Tara, party! Once upon a time, may isang galanteng gustong mag-imbita sa kanyang mga kaibigan na mag-party sa bahay... Mr. GALANTE: "Uy mga kaibigan, MAY PARTY AKO SA SABADO!! Kainan, Inuman, Kantahan,
  • Let’s Talk Basketball – by Figo CantosLet’s Talk Basketball – by Figo Cantos

    I’ve been an advocate of the CoRRECT™ Movement for almost a year now. After getting in touch with Orion Pérez Dumdum during a Christmas Celebration of the Bagumbayan-VNP (Gordon-Bayani 2010)
  • Sen. Enrile Solidly Supports ParliamentarismSen. Enrile Solidly Supports Parliamentarism

    Current Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile has repeatedly expressed his solid support for Constitutional Reform for a very long time. Back in the days when what later became the 1987 Constitution was up
  • Crucifying CruzCrucifying Cruz

    Neal H. Cruz at center: He is anti-Foreign Investment, anti-Constitutional Reform, but he is sipping Foreign Wine with pro-Foreign Investment, pro-Constitutional Reform Speaker Belmonte After reading the
  • The CoRRECT™ Three Point AgendaThe CoRRECT™ Three Point Agenda

    The CoRRECT™ Three Point Agenda was conceptualized as a comprehensive but simple solution that acts as a first enabling step that helps facilitate a lot of other important reforms. Here are the three
  • Eight Points in Enlightening the ÉliteEight Points in Enlightening the Élite

    Are the élites who control the Philippines enlightened, unenlightened, or pseudo-enlightened? * * * This article is included in the www.correctphilippines.org site because people might be asking why this
  • The Parliamentary System: Would it produce better leaders?The Parliamentary System: Would it produce better leaders?

    I am not a die-hard advocate of Constitutional Reform but I generally support the idea. However, while others support it primarily for the economic agenda, I on the other hand do so for my search-for-leaders
  • Problems of Presidentialism & the US ExceptionProblems of Presidentialism & the US Exception

    by Fred W. Riggs, PhD (1917-2008) This is a draft for the text published as "Conceptual Homogenization of a Heterogeneous Field: Presidentialism in Comparative Perspective," in Mattei Dogan and Ali
  • A Good Constitution Must Reduce the Impact of a Bad LeaderA Good Constitution Must Reduce the Impact of a Bad Leader

    The independence of the Judiciary must be explicitly specified in the proposed constitution. This is to protect against actions by a bad leader. Recent history has given us a clear lesson as to why this is
  • Sen. Claro M. Recto on the Presidential SystemSen. Claro M. Recto on the Presidential System

    The late Senator Claro M. Recto, president of the 1934 Constitutional Convention which drafted the 1935 charter, describes the Philippine political system this way: The late Senator Claro M. Recto "Our
  • Philippine Progress: Shift in Sports, Shift in SystemPhilippine Progress: Shift in Sports, Shift in System

    (First published on antipinoy.com on July 7, 2010) At the time of this writing, millions of people around the world are obsessing about the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and the noise of the
  • Exposing EsposoExposing Esposo

    (This article is dedicated to the late William Esposo, a man who took it upon himself to expose his own ignorance in the field of economics and showed his true colors as being nothing but a lackey of oligarchs
  • 2 Filipinos: A Football Legend & A Spanish Prime Minister2 Filipinos: A Football Legend & A Spanish Prime Minister

    Part of the reluctance of Filipinos to try something different has often had to do with the primordial fear of the unknown. Once Filipinos are used to one way of doing things, shifting over to a better
  • The Parliamentary System Fits the PhilippinesThe Parliamentary System Fits the Philippines

    Among the “occupational hazards” of being an advocate for the Philippines’ eventual adoption of the parliamentary system is to be on the receiving end of irrational and unfounded charges that the
  • Sen. Pangilinan & the Parliamentary SystemSen. Pangilinan & the Parliamentary System

    Sen. Francis Pangilinan & his Megastar wife Sharon Cuneta Just before I published my recent essay that related the soccer versus basketball issue to the presidential versus parliamentary debate, a few
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Watch the videos in the gallery below to see how bad the unemployment situation in the Philippines is so that Filipinos are forced to go abroad as OFW’s and become victims of illegal recruiters, end up as drug mules, prostitutes, or get worse fates simply because they are desperate. All this thanks to the lack of jobs back home.

If only we allowed Foreign Direct Investors and MNC’s to come to the Philippines to create jobs. If only we CoRRECTed the Constitution to get rid of the economic restrictions in the 1987 Constitution…

Victims of Illegal Recruiters

Massive Unemployment forces Desperate Filipinos to try their luck finding jobs abroad, sometimes, under illegal recruiters.

Maid in Singapore

Massive unemployment and poverty in the Philippines force millions of women to find jobs abroad as maids.

Filipinos working abroad

Why is the Philippines so dependent on OFW-deployments? Because there are no jobs back home!

Filipino Drug Mules

Due to massive unemployment, OFW-ism is not enough to make ends meet. Others resort to becoming Drug Mules.

MAKING MORE MAIDS

“The Philippines is possibly the only country in the world that accepts its role as exporter of human labor without much further ado.”

Maid in Hongkong

Once again, poverty and unemployment force women from the Philippines to leave the country as maids. This time in Hong Kong.

Filipina Prostitutes

The problem of massive unemployment in the Philippines forces millions of Filipina women into prostitution.

Pinay Hostesses in Japan

Due to the lack of economic opportunities in the Philippines, many Filipina women suddenly decide: “Magja-Japan na lang ako!”

Maids come home in a box

Low pay, abuse, or returning home to a broken-family are not the worst things an overseas Filipina maid can experience.