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Trade organizations rally behind economic-reform proposals

February 10, 2017

February 9, 2017 The different industry or business associations, whether foreign or local, recently urged Malacañang to prioritize particular legislative measures, especially the lifting of the constitutional restrictions on foreign ownership and amendments to the bank-secrecy law. The petition is sought for inclusion as priority item for discussion at the next meeting of the Legislative-Executive […]

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Business groups give priorities list

February 10, 2017

February 7, 2017   FIFTEEN local and foreign business chambers submitted to the Office of the President last month a list of reforms they hope would be approved by the 17th Congress and enacted into law. President Rodrigo R. Duterte has acknowledged that cooperation of investors is needed to help achieve inclusive economic growth. — […]

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Vietnam’s rapid growth via high FDI inflows

April 8, 2015

Crossroads (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) April 8, 2015   Vietnam has undergone sustained industrial and economic transformation in recent decades with GDP (gross domestic product) growth averaging close to eight percent per year. This became possible when, despite its economic system of state enterprise control (a […]

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‘Raising growth: two different approaches’

March 4, 2015

Crossroads (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) March 4, 2015   When it comes to economic performance, the Benigno Aquino III administration can claim to some element of swagger and boast. Overshadowing poor past performance. In the eyes of national economy watchers, the growth rate has risen above […]

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SB seeks swifter action on economic reform bills

December 9, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. sought yesterday swifter congressional action on pending socio-economic reform bills that would boost investments and create more jobs. “We need to sustain our economic growth, or grow faster, to create more and better jobs for our people,” Belmonte said. He said a recent labor force survey, which showed […]

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Lessons from history for President Aquino

February 18, 2013

Thought Leaders Calixto V. Chikiamco   President Aquino has been quoted in the newspapers as being lukewarm to the idea of changing the Constitution to lift the restrictions on foreign investment. He may be making the same mistake as his mother did of being overly protective of the economic oligarchy. If one were to recall, […]

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