The Philippines is a world power 4 (pls. read prev. post)

"But since our people are fond of electing movie actors, even president of the republic, unfortunately, these actor-politicians don't really know what power is, and how to use this power to guide our country to be at least at par with other countries of the world."


But how do you measure "world power?" GNP? Military might? I also consider such intangibles as cultural vitality and local cinemas--which may not beat fellow countries in a war, but I think still counts for something. The USA may be far stronger than us militarily, but I'd choose our very best against their Hollywood output, anytime.

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