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Why those satisfied with the administration should vote opposition

Yellow Pad By Filomeno S. Sta. Ana III I address this piece mainly to the 81% of Filipinos who are satisfied with the general performance of the current administration. (See the first quarter 2019 Social Weather Stations or SWS survey, which says that the net satisfaction rating of the national administration is a record-high score […]

Trade deficits and industry competitiveness

Yellow Pad By Rafaelita M. Aldaba Widening trade deficits are usually seen as a policy problem, and understanding the pattern and sources of the deficit is important to help us formulate the correct policy advice. From a macro perspective, deficits are explained partly by economic growth and changes in relative prices measured by real effective […]

Lux in Domino? II

Yellow Pad By Filomeno S. Sta. Ana III   “Lux in Domino?” (BusinessWorld, 14, April 2019, online version), I am happy to note, has stimulated a vigorous discussion, if not an earnest discussion. The issue is about how the Ateneo administration handled the indignation over the presence of Irene Marcos-Araneta in an art installation exhibit […]

Lux in Domino?

Yellow Pad By Filomeno S. Sta. Ana III   Irene Marcos-Araneta’s presence at the launch of the Areté Outdoor Installation Program on the Ateneo de Manila campus has created a tempest that will not pass calmly. The Ateneo Student Council (or the Sanggunian) issued a strongly worded “Indignation Statement against the Presence of Irene Marcos […]

Will the proposed reforms address the decline of political parties?

Yellow Pad By Filomeno S. Sta. Ana III My main message in “The Decline of Political Parties” (BusinessWorld, 1 April 2019) is that path dependence can explain how Philippine political parties have been emasculated. That is, our colonial history has determined the path of our political parties, and it will be difficult to reverse this. […]