In Cavite province, transportation demand has increased in response to factors such as changes in population structure, people’s travel behavior and industrialization activities. This iterative interaction can be captured by using transportation demand models which integrates land use and transportation plans. Unfortunately, these models on travel forecasting are virtually non-existent in local government development planning processes.
Earthquake and Geodetic Implication of Taal
Cavite province is part of the Valley Fault System which starts from the Sierra Madre and runs through Bulacan, Rodriguez, Rizal, Quezon City, the eastern side of Metro Manila including Pasig, Taguig, Muntinlupa, San Pedro, and Sta. Rosa in Laguna and ends in Carmona Cavite. Although it makes sense to think that one earthquake might increase the stress level of nearby fault and trigger another earthquake, some scientists contend that big earthquakes do not happen twice along the same fault line. These mixed findings on earthquake occurrence underscore the importance of better understanding seismic events in the province of Cavite.
In this era of globalization and competition, technological development allows firms to innovate, maintain firm specific advantage and improve productivity. Lack of innovation has been cited as the major obstacle to practical applications of theories and concepts to solving real-life problems including delivering quality products to consumers at affordable prices. Some evidence suggests that the cost of Research and Development (R&D) has skyrocketed, making innovation an expensive venture. Additionally, in Cavite’s economic zones, the expected backward integration with local firms to help transfer technology has not happened due to some rigidity.