Bernardo M. Villegas
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It Is This Way, Grandpa

            If you're over sixty and have grandchildren who are four to six years old, you could have been the addressee of the five-letter words making up the title of this column.  The  little tot's innocent remarks must have been surely about the use of a tablet or a smart phone.  It is common among families in the rapidly expanding middle class of the Philippines for children barely out of the cradle to be more skillful than their grandparents in handling the ever expanding array of consumer products spawned by the digital era.  These digital natives will face a completely different world of technology in the way they are educated, entertained, informed, and managed at work from that of the generation of the 1960s.

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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: