The Philippines’ capital city, Manila, is a hotbed of international business and tourism.
But its economic fortunes have been largely built on its ability to capture the imagination of the global business community.
It’s a city that has seen its population grow from around 3 million in the early 1990s to around 4 million today.
And its reputation as a safe haven for the rich and powerful is well-established.
But now, with the rise of Donald Trump, the Philippines is facing the prospect of a wave of anti-Americanism that could undermine the country’s long-term stability and, potentially, the country itself.
A new book by the University of the Philippines’ Davao University professor David J. Santos, “The Davaos: A History of the Region,” will be released on March 23 by Columbia University Press.
The book, which will be published by Columbia Media House, is part of a series of three books published this year by the Philippine Research Institute (PRI) to chronicle the rise and fall of the country and the countrys rise as a global capital of the 21st century.
This is the first time that the series has been published as a single volume.
In the book, Santos offers a chronicle of the rise, fall, and transformation of the capital of Davao, and how the city’s history is woven together with the wider regions story.
This article first appeared on The Conversation.
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