Bernardo M. Villegas
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Back To Prophecy of Boom (Part 2)
published: Dec 14, 2021

Back To Prophecy of Boom (Part 1)
published: Dec 07, 2021

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Private Sector Led Housing Boom

            Construction will be a major pillar of the more rapid growth of Philippine GDP for at least the next two decades. Although there is room for a great deal of private participation in infrastructure development through the Public Private Partnership (PPP), the government will have to take the lead in the building of roads, bridges, airports, seaports, etc.  Public infrastructure is the primary responsibility of government, especially as it affects the lives of the lower-income groups.  It is in the provision of decent and comfortable housing that the private sector must take the lead.  Such agencies as the National Housing Authority can only play a very limited role even in socialized housing.  Private business and civil society must cooperate very closely to provide housing for the millions of Philippine households that still lack the kind of housing that fits the dignity of human beings.

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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

Watch Dr. Bernie Villegas tells the economic future of the nation at the Asia CEO Forum 2020!   LINK: