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Is Earning Money at the Expense
of the Next Generation Worth It?
Why MSMEs should be worried about Environmental Compliance
As of 2014, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority, there are 946,988
establishments in the Philippines. Of the total number of MSMEs, 90.3% (851,756)
are micro enterprises, 9.3% (87,283) are small enterprises, and 0.4% (3,886) are
In 2014, majority of the 942, 925 MSMEs are in the wholesale and retail trade
while 437, 205 are in the business establishments. Coming in third is the
accommodation and food services trade at 127, 518. With this bulk, we can
conclude that MSMEs carry a large percentage of pollution sources.
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