The Philippines Collapse

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Collapsing of the Philippines Many countries and organizations have started to wonder that what is going on with Philippines, and whether it will collapse from so many problems that occur in the country or not. The Philippines is a sovereign island country in Southeast Asia, and it is also one of the countries that are located in the Ring of Fire. In 1965, the Philippines used to be the second richest country in Asia, but it is currently one of the poorest countries in Asian (Cruz, 2013). There are both challenges and advantages of the Philippines. Its location is a major challenge because the Ring of Fire is an area that has a high possibility of reoccurring natural disasters such as volcanic activity and earthquakes (National Geographic,…show more content…
The primary cause that contributes for corruption in the Philippines is justice delay. When there are crimes in the country, victims always have less chance to get justice because criminals can take all of their money and leave the country before they get caught. As Camello (n.d.) states that “[by] the time the [Department of Justice] DOJ has caught up with powerful crime offenders, the crime offenders have already fattened their bank accounts, their wallets, and their "stomach," literally and the eyewitnesses against them are already dead, kidnapped, or murdered (like in the Philip Pestanio case), or has suffered Alzheimer's disease or have left to reside in other countries”. This brings to a lack of respectable justice systems. Most people in the country are losing respect for the system because no one can enforce the laws against the corrupt government officials and protect people from this violence (Pepa,…show more content…
It is a social responsibility to deal with prohibitory activities of the government. The second problem that leads to collapsing of the Philippines is corruption. Corruption is a way to commit a crime by stealing money that uses for improvement of the country. The Philippines loses its funds to improve and develop the country, so it may lack development, or it may cause even worse that it may be underdeveloped (Pepa, 2013). To illustrate, the Philippines used to be the second richest country in Asia, and now is one of the poorest countries in Asia because of corruption (Cruz, 2013). In other words, the Philippines has been the slippery slope since 1965. As the corruption negatively impacts on the Philippines, it creates a gap between the poor and the rich. Wealthy people have more opportunities, such as business competitions, than poor people because these rich people can give under table money in order to get those opportunities. While the rich people get more opportunities, there are more poor people in the society. According to Pepa (2013), the opportunities can play into the hands of foreign investors, so they may push the poor against the wall of further poverty, and they have access to manipulate country’s economic resources in order to take

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