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NFA: Decades of studies and indecisions

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Nine business groups have urged the Aquino administration to define and craft a clear-cut program that would ensure the security of power supply and stability of electricity rates in the country.

Posted: May 19th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Bangsamoro: The quest for inclusive growth

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With the Bangsamoro Peace Framework Agreement between the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the government having been signed, a Transition Commission will be drafting the bill for Congress. The 40-year war hopefully will end and could mean recouping many lost opportunities in Mindanao

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Agri-food exports: Why Thailand is a model of diversification

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Nearly three decades ago (1985), I wrote an article in the Agribusiness Papers of the then Centre for Research and Communication (now University of Asia and the Pacific) entitled “Thailand: A Model of Agricultural Diversification.”

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features | Read More »

Tales of two historic towns damaged by Typhoon Yolanda

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As the country rises from the ravages of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), two historic towns out of many have been ravaged: Guiuan, Eastern Samar; and Panay, Capiz.  These towns are separated by land and sea: one in the east and one in the west.  I visited both and established good relations with the local governments in [...]

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Job creation is not a walk in the park

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The economy is growing but jobs are not increasing. Jobless growth is widespread in many countries. It is a worry in the European Union and the United States, and a deepening concern of President Aquino. In the past, economic growth is highly correlated with job creation. This is no longer the case. This lack of correlation runs counter to inclusive growth.

Posted: November 25th, 2013 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

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