Bernardo M. Villegas
Featured Article
Catching Up in ASEAN Agriculture (Part 2)

            How did our ASEAN peers achieve higher productivity improvements in agriculture and thus reduce their poverty incidence more successfully than the Philippines?  An article by Marie Annette G. Dacul, Agribusiness Specialist of the Center for Food and Agribusiness, proffered some answers, thus giving some very important suggestions to the Duterte Administration about agricultural development in the next six years. 

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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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Antigua Forum Interviews 2012

 An interview with Dr. Villegas about the PH economy in Antigua Forum, Universidad Francisco Marroquín, last January 2012. See Link: