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Real talk: PH gets economic boost from longtime friends, says Masbate Governor Kaye Revil

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It’s undeniable how the Philippines has benefitted from foreign trade, particularly with states that we’ve been longtime friends with.

Such message can be gleaned from this Facebook post of Masbate Vice Governor Kaye Revil, who is currently in the middle of an Australia trip.

“#Australia is the 5th largest tourist market of the Philippines. 241,187 tourists came to our country in 2015. It is as well the 17th top trading partner of the #Philippines & the 6th largest trading partner of #ASEAN. In 2015, the Philippines exported a total of US$459Million to Australia & we imported a total of US$870Million from them. Also, there are more than 200 Australian firms in the Philippines that employ more than 30,000 #Filipinos. ??
“These figures cannot be taken lightly, considering its implications & significant effects upon our economy,” Vice Guv Kaye said.
Take from that what you will.