Bernardo M. Villegas
 
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The Evangelizing Role of Women

            In this Year of Faith, it is fitting that we reflect on the completely indispensable role of women in the task of this new evangelization that the Church through the Pope and Bishops are asking of each baptized Christian.  Let me start with my own personal reflections.  Next to the role of my own mother and paternal grandmother who taught me how to pray  and showed me by example how to practise the acts of piety that are part of a normal Christian life, I must recognize the part that  women religious played in initiating me to, using the words of St. Josemaria Escriva, "seek Christ, find Christ and love Christ."   My first consciousness of the religious life came from nuns of the Holy Ghost who were running the parish school in the town of Sto. Tomas, Batangas before the Japanese occupation.  When I was barely three, my mother would bring me to the convent and I was fascinated by the unique headdress that they would wear.  These nuns all perished as quasi-martyrs when they were buried alive during the bombings that took place during the so-called liberation of the Philippines in 1945. 

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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: