I must confess to an unabashed glee over Leni Robredo’s victory in the official tally. Finally, another widow beat back another Marcos.
How do we evaluate the performance of the Aquino administration in as objective a manner as possible? If we depend on the opposition’s evaluation, we get all the negatives. If we depend on the administration’s evaluation, we are sure to get only the positives.
Last week, the Philippine Statistical Authority released the employment data on the economy, for April 2016. While the picture is one that tells us about progress being achieved in the area, it essentially informs us that our record in raising employment is far from what we want it to be.
International publications by UPSE Faculty from 2015 indexed in the Web of Science.
At last, light at the end of the tunnel. I had little hope that President-elect Rodrigo Duterte would act in a more presidential manner as soon as he took his oath. Something about old dogs and new tricks. But I think we can pick up our faces off the floor now. There is hope.
The antics, and I use the term deliberately, of President-elect Rodrigo Duterte are getting tiresome. He calls to mind a spoiled child who has been let loose without any kind of parental control, to do whatever damage he can.
Employment creation is the most effective weapon against poverty eradication. There are very hopeful signs that the incoming government of president-elect Duterte will move well on this front.
It may be a sign of dementia, or near-dementia, but the song from the movie “The Sound of Music” kept running through my mind as I tried to figure out presumptive President-elect Rodrigo Duterte.
The Philippines’ GDP grew by 6.9% in the first quarter of 2016, a presidential election year. That’s nothing to brag about. Strong growth in a presidential election year is not surprising.
The offer given by incoming president Rodrigo Duterte to the Communist Party for peace and participation in his government needs careful study.
One can argue that Duterte won the presidency largely due to his reputation as a punisher and, at the same time, as a compassionate mayor -- an indirect repudiation of the supposed ineptitude and indifference of the Aquino administration. Overall, Mr. Duterte’s economic road map is doable, inclusive, and comprehensive.
It might appear premature to give suggestions on how economic issues should be approached by the incoming administration of Rodrigo Duterte.