Tag: Southeast Asia

Reject RCEP – CPDG

May 30, 2022

The Philippines have barely anything to gain from other RCEP economies opening up because of our backward and historically shriveled agricultural and industrial sectors. The biggest gainers will not be small farmers and enterprises who are uncompetitive from decades of government neglect but the handful of foreign transnational corporations with segments of their global value chains in low value-added enclave special economic zones and perhaps a few large corporate Filipino exporters and agri-business firms.