The 1993-1998 MTPDP: Paving the Way for Philippines 2000

Cielito F. Habito


Filipinos must give their support to the Medium-Term Philippine Development Plan (MTPDP) for 1993-1998. Unlike previous development strategies, the plan targets specific problems in the Philippine economy, aiming to improve the quality of life by accelerating growth in the Gross National Product, raising per capita income, and reducing poverty. The plan looks at the potentials that lie ahead, given the strengths of the Filipino people and the Philippine environment. The plan's drafters have fashioned an MTPDP which is technically sound such that, given the right policy environment and political support, it would give the Filipino economy a much-needed lift.

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