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What's In, What's Up?

Pushing agriculture from the doldrums will lower poverty numbers, as half of all poor live in the rural areas. This in turn boosts local economies and will potentially push our national GDP figures higher while lowering cost of goods.

  • 12/29/2016
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What's In, What's Up?



The Resurgent team has compiled a list of "resurgents" that have resurrected, been revived, or otherwise arisen in 2016. They all inspire us to achieve greater things no matter the odds or previous history.

Resurgent sports team- UP fighting Maroons men's basketball team.

AFTER a one win UAAP season in 2014, they went on to win three in 2015 and then 5 in 2016, it beat University of Santo Tomas, and championship contenders Ateneo and National University in the eliminarions, making it a dangerious team to tango with.

Under former Maroon Bo Perasol, the core team is young and fast and looks poised to rack up more wins and a possible final four finish in next year's UAAP men's basketball tournament.

Resurgent athlete- Hidilyn Diaz.

The silver medal winning performance in the 2016 Rio Olympics more than made up for two successive heartbreaks in Beijing 2008 and London 2012.

Had she not gotten her medal, we are told she thought of migrating abroad to be a gum teacher. She now plans to build her own gym in her native Zamboanga to train a new generation of Hidilyns.

Resurgent industry Motor vehicles.

With sales breaching 2016 targets, the possibility is that the Philippines will soon host more manufacturing plants is on the horizon, through the government's CARS Program, which lists P27 billion in incentives for would-be manufacturers and assemblers.

Motor vehicle manufacturing is a strong industry multiplier since it creates thousands of jobs making hundreds of components for every new vehicle made.
A joint report released by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA) last September showed auto sales of member companies surged 40% to 32,472 in August, from 23,181 units in the same month in 2015. Month-on-month, sales rose 8% from July’s 29,967 sales tally. total sales is expected to therefore breach the 350,000 vehicle sales target for 2016.

Resurgent economic sector: Philippine Agriculture.

With an increase of about 4 percent enabling its recovery from 2015, expect free irrigation and the P115 billion loans portfoio made available by Landbank to make 2017 a banner year.

Pushing agriculture from the doldrums will lower poverty numbers, as half of all poor live in the rural areas. This in turn boosts local economies and will potentially push our national GDP figures higher while lowering cost of goods.

Resurgent food item: the Sans Rival

From Matcha to pistachio to chocolate, the sans rival, popular with the 80s bagets generation, has made a comeback in our bakeshops and restos, enjoying a new following among the children of the 80s.

Resurgent fashion item: Doc Maartens shoes

The chunky working man's shoe from the United Kingdom was once a 90S staple for both men and women. Worn as low cut smart casuals for dads and sons to high cut rocker boots, the iconic safety show has engaged its own renaissance with lighter air versions staying true to its defining form.

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