Pacific Strategies & Assessments – Reducing Business Risk
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MANILA — More than 40 people were killed and a school district supervisor was kidnapped in separate episodes around the island of Mindanao, days after a landmark peace deal was struck with the largest Muslim insurgency group in the Philippines, officials said Wednesday.
The bloodiest battles involved a group opposed to the peace deal, but military commanders said that the timing ...
Richard Jacobson, operations director of the Asia-based Pacific Strategies and Assessments, noted a significant swell in positive Philippine government and public sentiment towards the U.S. in the wake of the massive and timely U.S. response to tragedy.
“As the country recovers from this disaster, we expect that the bilateral relationship between the two countries will settle and there will continue ...
“This tragedy exposes the vulnerabilities of the Philippine military, especially its lack of capacity,” said Richard C. Jacobson, the country director for the Philippines at Pacific Strategies and Assessments, a business risk mitigation firm in Manila.
By the time Typhoon Haiyan, known as Yolanda in the Philippines, struck in early November, the scandal had already tainted the president's image as a corruption fighter and prompted large-scale speculation about the durability of Aquino's popularity, with some polls indicating approval ratings of 49 percent, down from 74 percent just a year ago.
Underlining Aquino's remarks, risk analysis firm Pacific Strategies & Assessments in a report Monday supertyphoon Haiyan exposed the Philippines' weakness in disaster response, noting the strategy of tapping local governments for immediate response did not work because local people themselves were badly affected.
"The local governments that were supposed to take the lead in immediate relief were decimated. The first responders ...