Bernardo M. Villegas
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Eight Per Cent Growth Possible

            Against many odds, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the Philippines grew by 7.2 per cent in 2013.  I would not be surprised if in the usual review of preliminary estimates, such a figure would be adjusted upward to, say 7.5 per cent, enabling the Philippines to breathe down the neck of the Chinese in economic growth.  In any case, with the exception of China, the Philippines was the fastest growing economy in Asia in 2013.  Considering the major sources of growth last year, I am confident that in this Year of the Wooden Horse our economy can grow even faster at 8 per cent, finally outperforming the Asian Dragon to our north.

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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.