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AER Hosts UN economist

On 13 January 2011, Action for Economic Reforms hosted a dinner for Manuel Montes of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA).

Montes, who is Filipino, heads the Development Strategy and Policy Analysis Unit of the UNDESA and is in charge of the World Ecoomic and Social Survey.

AER Christmas Promo!

Buy our latest publication entitled Philippine Institutions: Growth and Prosperity for All at a discounted price of Php 395.00 and get other publications for free*!

Contact us at 426-5626 for purchases and other inquiries. Look for Mr. William Alamin.

Promo Period: December 1 to 31, 2010
*Offer good until supplies last.

Launching of Philippine Democracy Assessment: Rule of Law and Access to Justice

Action for Economic Reforms (AER) will be launching “Philippine Democracy Assessment: Rule of Law and Access to Justice” on 10 November 2010 (10 am to 12 noon) at the Case Room of the UP National College of Public Administration, UP Diliman Campus. Edna E.A. Co (Professor and Dean at UP National College of Public Administration,) Nepomuceno Malaluan (AER), Marlon Manuel (Alternative Law Groups), Arthur Neame, and Miguel Musngi co-authored this work.

Philippine Institutions Book Launch Photos

Action for Economic Reforms recently launched the book, Philippine Institutions: Growth and Prosperity for All at the Sining Kamalig Art Gallery at the Gateway Mall in Cubao, Quezon City. The book was published with the support of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) with economist and coordinator of AER, Filomeno Sta. Ana III (fifth from right), as book editor. Contributing writers graced the book launching (from left to right) including Joseph Anthony Lim, Rene Ofreneo, Yusuf Abu-Bakr Ledesma, Maita Gomez, Eduardo Gonzalez, Jessica Reyes-Cantos, Dr. Michael M. Alba, Rene Raya, Eddie Dorotan and Raul Pangalangan who posed with Filomeno Sta. Ana III during the successful launch of the book.

Opening Remarks for the launch of Philippine Institutions: Growth and Prosperity for All

Dr. Cayetano Paderanga, Economic Planning Secretary,

Dear guests,

Friends in AER, Partners, Ladies and Gentlemen,

The publication we are launching today has come a long way. I understand that the numerous meetings were painstaking, and the coordination work was at times strenuous, to the point of testing the limits of patience of everyone involved. But such is the common tale of collaborative endeavors. To me, what is important tonight is this: the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Philippine Office is a proud partner in this undertaking.

What led us to this evening?

NGO launches book about strengthening Philippine institutions

It wasn’t exactly the best time to discuss Facebook.

After all, it was the launch of a book about how Philippine institutions, harnessed properly, could effect meaningful change in a country famously desperate for reform.

But on August 4, the date of the book launch, Berthold Leimbach, the Philippine resident representative of the German foundation Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), brought the matter up in any case.

“We only have a limited time on earth,” he said at the Sining Kamalig art gallery in Gateway Mall in Quezon City, surrounded by a few reporters. “Why waste all that time on Facebook?”