Bernardo M. Villegas
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Addressing the Challenge of Agricultural Development (Part 3)

              Under the leadership of former Secretary of Agriculture William Dar, working closely with a private Advisory Group (resembling what President Marcos Jr. has assembled early on in his presidential term), a new thinking was introduced into the Department of Agriculture to address directly the obstacles identified to agricultural development and food security enumerated above.  A major feature of this “new thinking” is the wholistic approach that made sure that the target for increased productivity and effectiveness was not limited to the farming sector but embraced the whole agribusiness value chain, from farming to the downstream activities such as post-harvest  (e.g. harvesting, drying, milling, etc.)  as well as processing, warehousing, cold storage, logistics, wholesale, retailing and down to the ultimate consumers. 

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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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Inside Business: Critique on RH Bill

ANC Interview by Coco Alcuaz regarding the RH bill and the Philippine economy.