Bernardo M. Villegas
Recent Articles

I Forecast Right Or Wrong (Part II)
published: Jan 24, 2017

The Social Evils of Divorce (Part 2)
published: Jan 20, 2017

I Forecast Right Or Wrong (Part I)
published: Jan 16, 2017

Featured Article
Growth Needed to Fight Poverty

            The Philippine economy expanded at the highest growth rate in Asia in the first quarter of 2013 at 7.8 percent.  That should have been a cause for celebration for most Filipinos.  There were, however, the usual kill joys.  Their complaint is that despite the high growth, the poor continue to be poor and the rate of unemployment even increased.  These critics tend to pooh-pooh growth as irrelevant or even misleading.  I beg to disagree.

   Featured Books

       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.

   Featured Video
Inside Business: Critique on RH Bill

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