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Target underemployment, not just unemployment

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We always hear about the need for creating more employment. But rarely do we hear about targeting underemployment. The latter is often a more cost-effective strategy.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Sustaining Aquino’s reforms

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As we get closer to President Aquino’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) at the end of this month, the key question on many people’s minds is whether his commendable reforms can be sustained.

Posted: July 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Good governance to prevent high prices

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Good governance demonstrated by implementing a relevant law can prevent the high prices of agriculture products we see today.

Posted: July 8th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Addressing high rice prices

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To effectively address high rice prices for the benefit of both farmers and consumers, we must understand their root causes. We should then implement the legislated Price Act and simultaneously learn from the lessons of the past.

Posted: July 1st, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Suggested retail price solution to high prices

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According to an Inquirer article on June 21, “the seizure of the smuggled garlic came as retail prices for the commodity soared to as high as P300 to P400 a kilo from the usual P60 to P90 per kilo.”

Posted: June 27th, 2014 in Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

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