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Salas, J.M. Ian S.
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PIDS Discussion Paper Series 2004-54
The experience of Olongapo City in managing economic distress due to the loss of its economic anchor, the Subic Bay Naval Base, offers a rich lesson in local governance on how critical it is to plan ahead. The risk of a severe downturn, primarily due to economic dependency, can be successfully shunned if the groundwork for recovery is immediately put in place. While population movements may exacerbate the situation and imperil finances, it is still possible to maintain a high quality of service delivery given the correct priorities.
economics enterprise development
population management
local government
economic dependency
Olongapo City
Subic Bay Naval Base
Subic Bay freeport
feminization of migration
revenue generation
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