Duterte to revive ‘forgotten’ steel industry

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IF elected president, Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte will aggressively push for the revitalization of the country’s forgotten steel industry.

The country is currently relying mostly on steel imports despite the booming construction industry. The country’s production of flat products was crippled by the 2008 financial crisis.

The National Steel Corp. in Iligan City was shut down in 2009. Formerly owned by the government, it was turned over to the private sector in 1995 — from a Malaysian investor to an Indian investor until its closure.

According to Duterte, the revitalization of the steel industry will be the highlight of his industrialization plan. Industrialization, he said, is needed to generate local jobs for the people.

“Steel is needed everywhere. It is the mother of all industries and the backbone of industrialization and will allow us to build all we need in our country like cars and weapons,” he said.

The government, he said, must build industries and factories to be able to provide employment for the Filipino people. If local employments are available, Duterte believes that Filipinos need not go out overseas to look for jobs.

“Industrialization is key to real economic growth. We should realize our dream of having our own steel industry,” said Duterte as he outlined his economic agenda if elected president.

For his industrialization agenda, Duterte said there is a need to “correct some of the country’s laws or come up with a Code of Economics.” JMT

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Oo nga Jorge, u said it right. Duterte is the best chance for change in government and governance that we have as a people. We must not waste it, let’s as all go out and campaign and vote for him. A vote for Duterte is a vote for the interest of our country snd the Filipino people.

  2. Duterte will have to face-off with the IMF-WB in order to resurrect the steel industry in the Philippines. It was Fidel Ramos, that true-blue American puppet, who destroyed the steel industry by privatizing it. Because that was the commandment of the IMF-WB. Good luck to Duterte !!!

  3. Mabuhay si Duterte. Narito ang kolum ko sa KADYOT. Sa aking pagbasa sa mga pahayagan, si Grace Poe lamang ang merong kaibang plataporma na pabor sa mga maralita, manggagawa, magbubukid at mg katutubo. Ito ang “industrialization” at repormag agraryo. Ang alam ko sa industrialization ay dito lilikhain ng ating mga mamamayan, manggagawa, magbubukid at mga katutubo ang lahat ng gamit nating mga makina, consumer goods na ini-import lahat na kapag ito ang niyakap natin sa kanyang pamumuno ay siyang makakalikha ng malaking kayamanan para sa lahat at parehas na ang hatian. Balikan natin ang mga sinuylat kong mga kolum.

    Ang PPPp ni PNoy at ni Mar ay pabor sa pagyaman pa ng mga mayayaman na, kasama ang dayong kukunan nila ng mga imported na sasakyan ay hindi magbubunga ng industrialization. Itutuloy lamang ang pagmimina ng mga dayong mandarambong ng ating ginto, bakal, tangso at iba pang likas na yaman sa ating mga bundok at ilalabas nang wala tayong pakinabang.

    Sa pamamagitan ng industrialization, hindi na iluluwas sa ibang bansa ang ating bakal, tangso at iba pang likas na yaman sa ating mga bundok at tubigan. Tayo na kasama ang mga katutubo ang bubungkal, huhukay at matapos tutunaw sa mga ito upang likhaing mga produktong gamit ng 100 miolyong Pilipino sa araw-araw. Sa susunod na mga panahon, samakatuwid, maraming lilikhaing trabaho, kayamanan at serbisyong panglipunan ang mga Pilipino at hindi na kailangang ilabas pa ang mga manggagawa bilang OFWs. At dapat ay parehas ang hatian sa yamang lilikhain.

    Ito ang ibig sabihin ng plataporma. Ang kulang na lamang sa tambalang Grace at Chiz ay kung anong partido political ang sasakyan nila sa biyaheng halalan. Kuro nyo sa 09228110413 visit http://titserngbayan.wordpress.com

  4. this is really good but take into consideration why nsc closed down bec of high cost of energy and unable to sustain itself. Better to revive some energy power plant Marcos started..

  5. Raise the bar of political discourse to something like these. What we should hear are programs & plans that would uplift the lives and quality of life of every Filipinos, not the usual personal issues that has absolutely no relevance to the post they aspire for.

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