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Same old challenges

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo recently showed Leonardo Montemayor the door and ushered in Cito Lorenzo as the new secretary of Agriculture. So far, 12 men have served as secretary of Agriculture since 1971. Since EDSA1 in 1986, the average period in service of Agriculture secretaries has been a mere 21 months.

More on FPJ

The rise of FPJ as a leading presidential contender is phenomenal. Yet, this phenomenon can easily be explained. It has been generally observed that the masses yearn for a messiah in times of crisis and helplessness and in conditions where the elite has lost the capability and the credibility to rule.

Why fear FPJ?

FPJ stands for Food, Peace, and Justice. This, according to some
quarters, is going to be the campaign slogan of Fernando Poe, Jr., once he throws his hat into the political ring. This FPJ slogan has punch: an already magnetic actor further captivating the poor by talking about food, peace and justice.

Feminist economics

FPJ stands for Food, Peace, and Justice. This, according to some
quarters, is going to be the campaign slogan of Fernando Poe, Jr., once he throws his hat into the political ring. This FPJ slogan has punch: an already magnetic actor further captivating the poor by talking about food, peace and justice.

Measuring the quality of life of Filipinos

One of the most difficult challenges in the fight against poverty is
the task of locating the poor. This challenge is felt nationally and is
even more apparent at the level of provinces and municipalities across the country. In reality, there is very little information about the poverty situation at the subnational level. Such information gaps can result to poor targeting and defective planning.

Neo-Classical Basilan

In a typical academic discussion, the Neo-Classical Growth Model starts by discussing the production function. In layman’s terms, as capital equipment per person increases, productivity per person increases. Ultimately, income per person increases.