Bernardo M. Villegas
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Let Us Join Football Mania (Part 3)
published: Jun 29, 2018

Everyone Is Called to Holiness
published: Jun 22, 2018

Let Us Join Football Mania (Part 2)
published: Jun 15, 2018

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Advent of Big Data Analysis (Part 1)

           In manufacturing technology, the Philippines has been left behind by its East Asian neighbors because of policy mistakes in the past.  Although there are signs that manufacturing is going through a renaissance in the Philippines during the past few years, especially fueled by domestic demand, it will take some time before we can catch up with our peers, even in Southeast Asia alone.  In a recent workshop on Big Data held at the University of Asia and the Pacific, there prevailed an optimistic view that, given close cooperation among the Government, academe and business sector, the Philippines can be at the forefront of Big Data Analysis as we try to upgrade the BPO-IT sector from voice-oriented BPO to KPO (knowledge process outsourcing).  One of the movers in this fledgling industry is former Secretary of Trade and Industry, Gregorio Domingo.  As a key investment and industry adviser in the large conglomerate of the SM Group, Mr. Domingo is setting his sights on significantly increasing the use of data analytics in the operations of the leading retailer in the country that has diversified into real estate, logistics, banking, education, energy and many other sectors.  Just consider all the data that are being generated by the numerous retailing outlets in the SM malls and the banking transactions of BDO, the largest bank in the country.  Harnessing these data for better decision making can significantly increase the productivity of their business operations.

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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.