We tend to associate negative connotations to globalization, mainly because of our colonial past and imperial associations. But if we look at globalization on a more macro lens, we may appreciate how it has changed the way we live and relate with other cultures—usually, for the better.
In this episode, Fr. Tito Caluag and his trio of distinguished thinkers—Manolo Quezon, Leloy Claudio, and Carlo Santiago—discuss the roots and modern implications of globalization. Starting from the days of the Galleon Trade, and now in the way we trade and interact with the world now, globalization has opened our country to new knowledge and technology. From the democratization of air travel and lower rice tariffs to our consumption of K-drama shows and Japanese anime, globalization has changed our nation to a nation of the world.
“Hindi na natin pwedeng baguhin ang nangyari at pabalikin si Magellan. Globalization is not going anywhere. We have to adapt. Ang tanong ngayon, ano ang tugon natin sa globalisasyon? Paano tayo makakapagtulungan upang magbenefit ang Pilipinas sa globalisasyon?”