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Other Bacong vs Valencia

Discussion in 'Surrounding Areas' started by mangoman, Jul 21, 2020.

  1. Notmyrealname

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    I was doing the equivalent of giving teacher an apple!

    BUT, I do think it is a voluntary job which gets little thanks. The thousands of postings NOT moderated are not counted, we only notice the VERY FEW where moderation takes place - and with a few odd people who come on the Forum briefly and cause trouble, we have the moderators to thank for dealing with them.
     
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    So very true and it makes a 'firesale', whilst still possible, less likely here than in many other countries.

    My father-in-law owns land on Siquijor but has no idea where the Deeds are! How much land is in a similar situation or owned by so many that it is virtually unsaleable. A revamp of property laws would benefit the country BUT probably never happen.

    And I love seeing a chipped porcelain mug with no handle on sale for 49 pesos instead of the original price of 50 pesos!
     
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    Did you build it.yourself?
     
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    Yes, with the help from the locals.
     
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    My brother-in-law tells us that the roads around
    My brother-in-law is telling us that the roads have been improved around Bacong. Is that possibly because of new foreign investment in this area?
     
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    Could be due to the proposed new airport there - they may sometimes require a second runway! :smile:
     
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    It is probably just due to increased traffic in the area due to population increases and the growth of the Filipino middle class. 99% of businesses (and customers with money) in the area are local. Foreign investments/businesses (because foreigners cannot legally own a majority share of most businesses and certainly not a majority share of property) and customers do not really do much for the local economy. Foreigners do regularly make sizeable donations to their wives and her family, through real estate purchases and signing business leases in their wives names. Does this count as "foreign investment"? Certainly not on paper. If the business permit is in a Filipinos name then it is a Filipino business, no foreigner is taking that away from them.
     
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    I would in the most general sense count that as foreign investment. Some "foreigners" have ways around it. Some through marriage as you mentioned and some through assimilation. Just look around, some of the biggest real-estate and retail chains have Chinese names. One of my wife's grandfathers was Japanese who came to Negroes before the war and more importantly survived it and so did his farm.
     
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    If we go by last names only it would look as though the Philippines is still a colony of Spain. What matters is the citizenship status of the business owner, not the origin of the last name.
     
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    Most of the BPO industry is foreign owned. The BPOs are allowed to be foreign owned because they operate in the "foreign market". They serve customers in foreign countries. Qualfon is the largest BPO employer here in Dumaguete and they are owned by a Mexican national.
     
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