Bernardo M. Villegas
Recent Articles
Pope Francis Is No Communist (Part 5)
published: Jun 29, 2021

Pope Francis Is No Communist (Part 4)
published: Jun 22, 2021

Pope Francis Is No Communist (Part 3)
published: Jun 15, 2021

Pope Francis Is No Communist (Part 2)
published: Jun 08, 2021

Pope Francis Is No Communist (Part 1)
published: Jun 01, 2021

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Creative Entrepreneurship

          Last February 29, an auspicious day for thinking out of the box, the Business Economics Association, a student organization of the University of Asia and the Pacific, organized Economic Summit 2012:  Tapping the Human Creative Potential.  This was the first time the BEA put together the various schools and institutes of UA&P to address a current national issue.  The speakers and students were not limited to the School of Economics but included the schools of management, education, the humanities, political economy and integrated marketing communications.  The multidisciplinary nature of the topic, i.e. creativity, enterprise and economic growth, made it necessary to involve the various sciences represented by the different schools and institutes.  This initiative fits very well the university-wide effort in UA&P to encourage multidisciplinary research, dialogue and communication.  I was assigned the topic "Creativity and Economic Growth."

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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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Dr. Bernie Villegas at the Asia CEO Forum 2020

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