How did the Philippines fare in 2013?
by FFE PH News Staff
The year 2013 proved to be a challenging year for Filipinos, from natural disasters such as typhoon Yolanda and the Bohol earthquake to armed conflict between the government and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) in Zamboanga.
But good news such as the growing economy, jumping 30 places up World Bank’s Doing Business Report, a two-digit growth in tourism, and climbing 40 ranks up the Corruption Perception Index also marked 2013.
“Bilang bansang may kolektibong hangarin, marami tayong napagtagumpayan sa kabila ng patong-patong na pagbusok na ating pinagdaanan [as a country with collective goals, we had overcome a lot despite the overlaying trials that we encountered],” said in the government’s year-end report.
Titled “Isang Taon ng Pagbangon at Pagsulong: Walang Pagsubok na Magpapayuko sa Pilipino”, the report listed how did the Philippines fared this year in terms of the economy, relief and rehabilitation, social welfare, peace and security, and good governance and anti- corruption.
Below is the full report: