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Think tank lauds Duterte order allowing private sector rice imports

May 15, 2017

May 11, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) lauded yesterday President Duterte’s decision to allow the private sector to import rice and abolish the National Food Authority’s (NFA) legal monopoly on rice importation. “We believe that removing NFA’s rice importation monopoly is the right step to prevent more financial losses of […]

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The macro economy and foreign policy rebalancing

November 29, 2016

CROSSROADS (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) By Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) November 2, 2016   When President Duterte announced during  his China visit that the Philippines was“separating from the United States” militarily and economically, he shocked his countrymen and the US too. This development introduced a different message to many observers, including […]

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Will they be done?

November 29, 2016

LIKE IT IS by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) November 24, 2016   In June, President Duterte and his chosen Cabinet members met with the business community to discuss the economic plans of the new government (“340 heads are better than one,” Opinion, 6/30/16). It was very successful—or will be, if the agreements reached at […]

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The macro economy and foreign policy rebalancing

November 3, 2016

CROSSROADS (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) By Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) November 2, 2016   When President Duterte announced during  his China visit that the Philippines was“separating from the United States” militarily and economically, he shocked his countrymen and the US too. This development introduced a different message to many observers, including […]

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Foreign policy: not the president’s job alone

October 28, 2016

TRADE TRIPPER by Jemy Gatdula (Business World) October 28, 2016     The simple fact is: our Constitution never said it’s the President that should exclusively formulate foreign policy. Or put another way: the formulation of foreign policy is a responsibility delegated by the people to the government. And when we say government, it means […]

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‘Options to improve labor market policies and mulitply the ‘good’ jobs’ — Part II

June 23, 2016

CROSSROADS (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) June 22, 2016   In last week’s column, I presented the discouraging aspects of employment generation in the country using a recent World Bank analysis of the problem. If these facts are recognized at the start of a new president’s term, […]

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Our China policy: separating movies from reality

June 10, 2016

TRADE TRIPPER by Jemy Gatdula (Business World Online) June 10, 2016   An interesting phenomena common enough in politics is the difficulty people have with differentiating reality from wishful thinking. True and without fault, everyone would like the world to be something better. But it is one thing to work towards an objective, and another […]

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For a strategic, coherent Philippine foreign policy

May 31, 2016

TRADE TRIPPER by Jemy Gatdula (Business World Online) May 26, 2016   For foreign policy, perhaps it’s time for a reset. And resets need a plan. And plans involve a consideration of where one is and going to. That is why international relations fundamentally should be conducted in complete unity with the identity and values […]

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