In this Tuesday July 2, 2013 photo, construction is in progress at a reclamation site on Manila Bay amidst buildings in the background. As the Philippine economy skyrocketed 7.8 percent in the first ... more 
In this Tuesday July 2, 2013 photo, construction is in progress at a reclamation site on Manila Bay amidst buildings in the background. As the Philippine economy skyrocketed 7.8 percent in the first quarter, outpacing China, the middle class in the Southeast Asian nation that has been held back by widespread poverty, political strife and corruption is for the first time in decades reaping the profits of an economic boom. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Bullit Marquez
Wed, Jul 3, 2013 5:33 AM EDT