Bernardo M. Villegas
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Agriculturally Awesome
published: Aug 07, 2017

Chinese Appetite for High-Value Crops
published: Aug 18, 2017

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National League for Philippine Football

            As an incorrigible dreamer, I have a vision for the year 2020.  The Philippines in 2020 will have the equivalent of the La Liga Spanish football league I have come to follow closely since I spent a sabbatical year in Barcelona at the IESE Business School.  In the National Capital Region, there will be three football clubs in the senior division representing Makati, Quezon City and Paranaque, somewhat analogous to the three senior division clubs of Madrid:  Real Madrid, Atletico de Madrid and Getafe. These three (and possibly more) will come from the leading football clubs that are playing for the United Football League. There will be one football club each from Laguna, Tarlac, Bicol, Bacolod, Leyte, Dumaguete City, Mindoro, South Cotabato and Davao.  There will be two each from Iloilo and Cebu (analogous to FC Barcelona and Espanyol in Barcelona).   In addition to these 16 football clubs in the senior division of the national league for Philippine football (an appropriate title like La Liga or Germany's Bundesliga will soon be coined), there can be twenty or more other clubs in the junior division of the league coming from the same cities or other places where football will be gradually promoted in the next five to ten years with the help of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and the  Asian Football Federation (AFC) under the leadership of the Philippine Football Federation (PFF).

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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: