Bernardo M. Villegas
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Outstanding Performances of Filipino Seafarers

    I want to especially single out Filipino seafarers among the OFWs. They stood out in 2009 as the most successful among OFWs in overcoming the challenges of the global economic crisis. Given what they did in a difficult year, I can only expect them to do even better as large parts of the world economy recover from the Great Recession.  

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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: