Philippine Rural Industrialization: Problems and Prospects

  • Melito Jr. S. Salazar U.P. Ceasar EA Virata School of Business


This article reiterates the various concerns that have been expressed about the problems of accelerating rural industrialization through the promotion and management of small and medium-scale industries.  New initiatives are described particularly with respect to evolving some coherent policies, setting up regional industrial centers, and most of all, affecting some better management of the program and the support for the rural industrialization program.  New legislations are not likely to help unless a strengthened leadership initiative and revitalized administrative machinery are put in place.