The Paris Air Show
2011, where is the Philippines?
By DANIEL ESCUREL OCCENO, firstname.lastname@example.org
the development of the
with comments like: Where is our manufacturing prowess in this year's
Paris Air Show considered the world's largest and oldest aviation
showcase of big time manufacturing? The remark is to imply the
cannot be a leader of the world if it cannot compete with corporations
like Boeing in Seattle, Washington.
The implication is
that native-born Filipinos should let the American government takeover
the country because the Americanos are taller, more brilliant, better
looking, and have better schools. It reminds me of the Vatican for
centuries of arguments written in history books I needed translated.
I will not lose sleep
over it because Cebu Pacific bought “37 new Airbus jets worth $3.8
billion in the nation's biggest-ever aircraft order so it can expand
across the Asia Pacific” and it was because of a mostly tourism
industry economy generating the revenue to afford brand new
manufactured overseas products.
I doubt rational
Airbus executives will criticize the Philippines as a country of
poverty heading for nowhere when the private corporations in the
archipelago are capable re-ordering more of their aircrafts for
commercial use because of profits, not government taxation revenue. It
would be an economic indicator of anticipated future growth in the
economy of the Philippines.
After the Cold War,
Airbus concentrated on manufacturing for shorter distance engines and
smaller aircrafts. It gave the Philippines an aircraft manufacturer to
trade with since the country needed a domestic tourism and domestic
business travel to develop the overall economy.
A little bigger, the
new orders of Cebu Pacific are for venturing to neighboring countries,
creating more trade for the future growth development of the
Philippines while trading within Asia, closer to home.
The Philippines does
not need an aircraft manufacturing company to end the poverty.