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Commentary and research on current events and public policy by economists from the University of the Philippines
Monthly archive March 2015

‘An extraordinarily talented young man’

On Feb. 6, Liam Madamba jumped from a six-storey parking garage, and sustained mortal injuries. He died at the Makati Medical Center a few hours later. What could have caused him to throw his life away?

Civil conflicts and political change

For more than two and a half decades, the nation approaches a celebratory mood during the final week of February. It marks the time when People Power at EDSA catapulted Mrs. Corazon Aquino to the presidency of the country and therefore drove Ferdinand Marcos into political exile.