Men of importance to the country’s economic history should be chronicled for posterity. Roel L. Landingin’s recent biography of Armand V. Fabella is a contribution toward this need.
While democratically elected leaders normally have the duty to serve the people, here it is the people who think it is their duty to serve the leader.
The gospel according to Arroyo/Mendoza is that China’s actions have all been in reaction to the Philippines’ actions. It had no global strategy at all. So if we had just kept quiet, there would be peace now, and President Duterte would not be facing this “most difficult problem.”
Rice policy has once again come to the public consciousness. The President has unfortunately spoken against the importation of rice as an element of economic policy. It would be a mistake to close the door against imports and to focus only on self-sufficiency in production.
The world monitored with some anxiety the visit and first meeting of the leaders of the US and China at Mar-a-Lago, the Florida resort where President Trump welcomed President Xi Jinping.
The best news I have read in years is that the government has agreed to distribute land to farmers for free as part of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program.
The question of the ages: Will Duterte turn out to be a Deng Xiaoping steadfast behind the market and affluence, or will he turn out to be a Mao Zedong steadfast behind shared poverty?
The scandal involves not just two run-of-the-mill congressmen, but congressmen from Du Du Land or Da Da Land (i.e, Davao), whichever you prefer, and thick as thieves with President Duterte.
In the course of centuries of history, trading nations viewed us differently from those of aggrandizing nations who wanted us for their respective empires.
The PIDS, founded in 1977, has gained international recognition for useful research on development issues relevant to the nation’s economic needs. In this memoir prepared for the 40th anniversary celebration of the institute’s birth, the author recounts the unique circumstances, philosophy and other factors that led to the founding of the research institute.