'WITH the fundamentals for a sustainable growth, the Philippines can become an economic and moral force that can lead an effort to realize the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (Asean) full potential and stabilize the rest of Asia,' reported the Manila Times on the Global Peace Economic Forum held on the second day of the Global Peace Convention 2017. It continues:
'Hyun Jin Preston Moon, founder and chairman of the Global Peace Foundation, bared this vision Wednesday before local and foreign delegates attending the foundation’s four-day convention at Mariott Hotel in Pasay City.
For a nation to achieve economic prosperity, it should have a free economic system anchored on innovation and entrepreneurship, but governed by sufficient regulatory and enforcement mechanisms to compel everybody to behave in a way that aligns to societal values and levels the playing field for all its citizens, he said.
Government, he stressed, should do away with the so-called “closed system” that only benefits those with influence and social access, and deprives the “little guy” with greater ideas and huge dreams of a shot to prosperity.'
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