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Linking International Port Expansion Project To Socio-Economic Status: The Case Of Batangas, Philippines

Volume 4 - Issue 4, April 2020 Edition
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Cristina DT. Geron, MAEM, Joel B. Bacay, MAEd, Realiza M. Mame, PhD
Development project: coverage and the extent of implementation, Port revenues, Socio-economic status
The study determined the link of the Batangas Port Development Project (BPDP) to the socio-economic status of key cities and coastal municipalities of Batangas, province of Philippines. It described the development project’s coverage, the extent of implementation, and port revenues; it revealed the effects of the BPDP to the socio-economic status of selected areas nearest to and with direct access to Batangas Port; and it discussed the implications of the findings to the stakeholders, specifically the local government personnel and officials. A descriptive method of research was used with documentary analysis to gather relevant information about BPDP. Data on socio-economic status as indicators were focused on the city or town’s income, employment rate, number of businesses, education, health rate, and crime rate. Linear regression analysis was used to identify the relationship between port revenues and each indicator which contained beta coefficients, t-values, and probability values at 0.05 significant level. Results revealed that the coverage was placed under rehabilitation and planned into four (4) phases which constructed and financed through foreign loans; the extent of implementation was fully implemented up to the second phase only with the required facilities and amenities constructed, and the revenue was evidently increasing every year which can be attributed to the outcome of enhanced services. Socio-economic status of selected areas was described as socially and economically increasing with port revenues’ positive effects in the realization of development which also have positive implication to the stakeholders.
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