Bernardo M. Villegas
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Business Education at Different Levels

            In a previous article, we surveyed the history of business education in the U.S., where it began, and its eventual migration to the European continent and then more recently to Asia.  Thanks to our very close ties with the United States, the Philippines was the Asian pioneer in business education.  During the American colonial period, trade schools for the preparation of bookkeepers, secretaries, and clerical staff for business organizations were established.  Most of these eventually were transformed into colleges or schools of business after the country got independence in 1946.  Today, after more than half of a century of constant experimentation and innovation in the design of business curricula, there is a plethora of business courses offered to the approximately 400,000 tertiary education students in the Philippines specializing in business-related studies.

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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.