Bernardo M. Villegas
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The Best Place for Children
published: Nov 16, 2018

Love Till The Twilight Years
published: Nov 09, 2018

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Rebalancing Strategy

           The Duterte Administration is adopting the right strategy in international economic relations when it speaks of “rebalancing.”  Without decoupling (or “separating”) from its traditional partners in the Western World, especially the United States and Europe, it makes sense that there is a greater effort to develop closer and deeper ties with the economies of Northeast Asia, especially China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.  These are the countries that have done wonders in upgrading their infrastructures over the last twenty or so years, building world class airports, bullet trains, bridges, tollways, power plants and seaports.  The Philippine Government is bent on increasing expenditures on infrastructures to 7 percent to GDP at the end of this present Administration.  There is also a more aggressive program to encourage unsolicited proposals from the private sector in infrastructure investment, subject of course to the Swiss challenge.  Our Northeast Asian neighbors have excess capacity in their construction sector, much investible capital, up-to-date technology and experienced managers that can be deployed in the massive infrastructure program that we will see in the Philippines in the coming five to 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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Inside Business: Critique on RH Bill

ANC Interview by Coco Alcuaz regarding the RH bill and the Philippine economy.