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03 Development and Distress in Mindanao - Dr. Eduardo C. Tadem

03 Development and Distress in Mindanao - Dr. Eduardo C. Tadem

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Development and Distressin Mindanao
A Political Economy Overview
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Eduardo Climaco Tadem, Ph.D.Professor of Asian StudiesUniversity of the Philippines Diliman
 
Introduction
For casual observers
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Economic growth & development have bypassed southernregions
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Central government has not initiated enough developmentprojects
Studying its development gives a different picture
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It is a major performer & contributor in Philippine economy
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Large-scale government projects improved communications,transportation, irrigation & power facilities
Local & foreign businesses invested capital & technologyand generated enormous profits
Wealth & income created by exploitation of its resourceshave not benefited a great majority of its people
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Location of Mindanao and itsAdministrative Regions
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Land area: 10.2 M hectares or 102,000 km
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(Including Mindanao Island and
Sulu archipelago), slightly more than 1/3 of country’s total (30 M ha)

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