CHAPTER IIReview of Related Literature
Nowadays, it is practically impossible to separate business and politics. The twoareas of society are strongly interlinked in order to build communities and people’s lives.“In fact,” writes Asis and Alfaro, “for good governance to be sustainable, it requires partnerships between government and civil society.” Gomez (2007) recalls PresidentGloria Arroyo saying, “it would take the private sector working together with governmentto create the jobs needed to build a strong middle class and a modern, first world nation.”Although it is well-known that business and politics are involved together increating our current environment, the extent and specific effects of the relationship hasnever been delved into. In fact, this would be the first time the relationship of businessand politics will be studied by a group of University of St. La Salle researchers. Thingsthat have not been determined before are the specific numbers of taxation income that businessmen provide to the government, the usability of that income, and whether thatsum of money is being wholly contributed to the public good. Employment is another factor that no research has fully made comprehensible, such as how many people,especially of the lower class, do businesses employ and thus help in the reduction of poverty.