12 July 2003

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EDITORIAL - Slipping:The Philippine Star 07/12/2003

"The Philippines is slipping in terms of quality of life, according to the United Nations’ 2003 Human Development Index. From the 77th slot last year, the country has fallen to 84th place among 175 countries.
...The Senate reportedly wants to question officials of the National Economic and Development Authority regarding the UN index..."

The Senate wants to ques... Won't someone please send all these ELECTED officials a mirror? (Long running sentence warning:) Why, in my opinion, during the joint meeting of the congress, senate, and executive whatever it's called, if somebody came in with a bomb and blew everyone in it up, it would be an act of heroism and nationalism. Collateral damage? I can live with that...

Here's an aside: do you know that in FIFA (football), we're ranked 172 or something? That says a lot since there are only 175 countries?!