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CLAIM: The Philippines had a promising local electronic and automotive industry but was cut short when Martial Law was declared.

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Financial journalist Likha Cuevas-Miel claimed in a social media post on March 22, 2022, that the Philippines was locally manufacturing radio and television sets way before Japan.

The post, which told the story of Radiowealth, a Filipino company and well-known brand in the 1950s –  has been shared over 5,500 times generating 6,800 reactions.

Cuevas wrote that through Radiowealth’s founder Domingo M. Guevara, the country became a “manufacturing hub” before Japan and Korea which were devastated by war, and China which was at the height of Maoism.

“We had a thriving economy that was the envy of our neighbors,” she claimed, quoting an article originally published by isamunangpatalastas.blogspot.com.  

“But then Ferdinand Marcos Sr. came. And grabbed power,” it added.

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