Bernardo M. Villegas
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Back To Prophecy of Boom (Part 2)
published: Dec 14, 2021

Back To Prophecy of Boom (Part 1)
published: Dec 07, 2021

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Improving Competitiveness of Filipino Workers

           We hear complaints of Chinese workers taking the place of Filipinos in construction work.  Although this view may be exaggerated, it is possible that some Chinese workers are supplementing the supply of construction workers in the Philippines as the industry, under the strain of the Build, Build, Build program, is suffering from serious shortages of carpenters, plumbers, mason, electricians, plumbers and other construction-related technical workers.  As I have discussed in several articles before, we are still suffering from the psycho-sociological bias of both parents and their children against technical or vocational education in favor of an over-emphasis on college diplomas, which in many cases lead to nowhere.  We have inherited the U.S. bias against technical education which has been the forte of European educational systems which give a lot of importance to technical or vocational education.

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       The historical trends, empirical findings, and policy updates are discussed in detail in the essays compiled in this book. The most convincing argument that supports the thesis of the book, i.e. that population growth is a poitive factor in attaining sustainable human development, is found in the foreword to the book, which is adopted from an article written by Mr. Roberto de Ocampo, former Finance Secretary of the Philippines and multi-awarded finance official in Asia. Thanks to the continuing growth of the Philippines population, Filipinos are in more than 100 countries all over the world, contributing much-needed foreign echange and purchasing power to the Philippine economy and fostering the human and spiritual development of the most diverse of peoples and cultures on this planet.

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Inside Business: Critique on RH Bill

ANC Interview by Coco Alcuaz regarding the RH bill and the Philippine economy.