Bernardo M. Villegas
 
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Strategies for the Mining Sector (Part II)

            There is also a strategy to address the challenge of the small-scale mining activities.  The Executive Order provides for the improvement of the contribution of the small-scale mining sector, which can help in generating many more jobs because of its labor-intensive technology and in distributing income more equitably, especially to the lagging regions of the country.  The following provisions of the Executive Order address some of the problems of this sector:   ·    Small-scale mining activities shall comply with RA No 7076, or the People's Small-Scale Mining Act of 1991, and the Environment Impact Statement System requirements under Presidential Decree (PD) No. 1586.

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POSITIVE DIMENSIONS OF POPULATION GROWTH

       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: