why are the majority of Filipinos
Traditional development models usually
focus on a trickle-down effect, where
development is an outcome of strong
economice performance, typically in the
urban areas. In the Philippines, much
of the economic activity of the country
occurs in Metro Manile, Cebu, and Davao,
all of which are large urban zones. Many
infrastructure projects are done to cater to
and sustain the activities in these areas.
Furthermore, any economic activity done
outside of these cities usually contributes
towards sustaining the activities of these
areas; farms deliver food, nearby towns
provide labour, and yet these rural areas
a national economy should be a community of sustainable
not a community of enterprises & corporations
Is the GDP an appropriate
indicator for growth?
doesn't mean people do
A GDP-centric framework fails rto reflect
how much we are depleting our resources
nor how communities or households fare.
It inhabits the communities from creating
their own local industries which leads to a
lack of opportunities.
A GDP-centric framework is all about
But it’s not all about profit because profit
does not always mean wealth.
profit does not
always mean welfare
The Looming Crisis:
urbanization > destroys biocapacity
pollution > destroys nature
consumerism > erodes society
overpopulation > exceeds resources
Organization and management
Coordinate. monitor. improve.
The primary goal is to attain atability of community
welfare and wealth (CWW). CWW is a performance
metric that measures the income and producitvity of
individual households and of an entire community,
the consolidation of such ultimately measures
the economic performance of a community.
Furthermore, households are developed and
function as “prosumers”, both producer and
consumer thus, establishing mutualism between and