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Fast Facts: Asean economy

604.8 million Estimated Asean population as of 2011

Posted: April 26th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Advantages of large family sizes

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A most enlightened piece of legislation has been proposed by former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, with her son Camarines Sur Rep. Diosdado Arroyo as co-sponsor. The bill amends Republic Act 8187, otherwise known as the Paternity Leave Act of 1996, and proposes that married male employees should be entitled to paternity leaves beyond the current limit of four deliveries and in all succeeding deliveries of their respective spouses.

Posted: January 30th, 2013 in Blog,Columnists,Inquirer Columns | Read More »

Population one more time

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BUILDING construction is ubiquitous in Toronto, Canada due to rapid population growth and a stable economy, whereas in most North American cities construction activity is rare because of declining population. newswire.ca

THE IMAGES are all too familiar on television and the newspapers. Clusters of shanties with many dirty, starving children playing; scavengers digging in garbage dumpsites scrounging for trash convertible to cash; traffic-congested roads with all types of smoke-belching vehicles and many high-rise buildings here and there.

Posted: November 24th, 2012 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos,Property Guide | Read More »

No to RH Bill

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In the unlikely event that the RH Bill will be finally be put to a vote in the House of Representatives before the current session is over, every member of Congress should vote a resounding NO TO THE RH BILL. A law based on the assumption of the desirability of birth or population control is pure economic nonsense when all the kudos and praises being heaped on the Philippine economy by international organizations—both governmental and private—are citing the advantages of a growing and young population.

Posted: October 23rd, 2012 in Blog | Read More »

8 trends to affect housing purchases

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Buyers make or break projects. What factors, therefore, would influence buyers’ demand for housing in the future? What obstacles will affect the real estate purchases of Filipinos?

Posted: July 27th, 2012 in Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

The advantages of a large and growing population

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Thanks to Governor Amando Tetangco of the Central Bank, the man in the street has now been enlightened about a phrase that used to be limited to specialists in demographics and economic development.

Posted: June 15th, 2012 in Blog,Columnists | Read More »

Biz Buzz: Mining confab minus the miners

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The organizers of the two-day International Conference on Mining in Mindanao late last week in Ateneo de Davao University seem to have had a pre-ordained result in mind.

Posted: January 30th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Population collapse equals economic collapse

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It is unclear how the country will reach 126 million population in 2030. The average Filipina of reproductive age with 6 children 35 years ago, has only 3 children today because of lifestyle change. Half of all women in the country today use artificial contraceptives. Family size has gone down from our grandparents’ time to ours. At the present rate, the Philippines will be at 2.1 total fertility rate or zero population growth by 2025.

Posted: December 10th, 2011 in Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Columns,Inquirer Features,Property Guide | Read More »

Why an aging population is not good for economy

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FEWER births mean less workers in the future. photo by Ma. Esther Salcedo-Posadas, Contributor

Imagine this scenario: The only child of two aging and sickly parents faces deep pressure to provide for all their needs since there are no siblings to help carry the burden.

Posted: November 19th, 2011 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Millions of Asians escape poverty despite crisis

MANILA, Philippines—More than 245 million Asians were lifted out of extreme poverty in the last five years despite the global economic crisis, the Asian Development Bank said, citing the region’s brisk economic growth. China, the world’s most populous nation, outperformed other Asian countries, with an estimated 141.13 million people leaving the ranks of the extreme [...]

Posted: August 24th, 2011 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Maternal and child health as a central issue in the RH bill

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I’m looking forward to the final happy resolution of the stormy debates which the reproductive health (RH) bill controversy has been spawning. Disagreement and differences in opinions can be healthy up to a certain point, but when the debates generate more divergence and it already creates a yawning gap that cannot be bridged by objectivity [...]

Posted: June 3rd, 2011 in Columnists,Inquirer Features | Read More »

The sustainable city

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INTERESTING street furniture livens up the streetscape in the city. abll.info

Yes, Manila is overpopulated.  The National Capital Region has a population density similar to Jakarta, Taipei, Seoul and Beijing. Yet the second most densely populated region just south of Manila, Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) has less than 5 percent of NCR’s population density. Only big cities in NCR, Cebu and Baguio are overpopulated, [...]

Posted: June 3rd, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Inquirer Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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