Bernardo M. Villegas
 
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Need to Amend SOGIE Bill (Part 1)

           In their well-intentioned fight for the human rights of lesbians, gays, transgenders and bisexuals (LGTB), members of the Lower House have passed a bill that will violate some of the most fundamental human rights contained in our Constitution:  the freedom of conscience, the freedom of religious belief, the freedom of speech and academic freedom.  I hope the honorable members of the Senate will be able to prevent this series of violations of our Constitution (of which I was one of the framers) by significantly amending some of the provisions which will be discriminatory against certain religions, parents, scientists and academicians who will be deprived of their freedom of conscience and freedom of expression. The bill has been labelled SOGIE (Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity or Expression) and is now due for second reading in the Senate, which means the period for debates and amendments.

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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: