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Gerardo P. Sicat
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A book on pro-poor development policies
by Gerardo P. Sicat - November 23, 2022 - 12:00am
A book entitled Pro-Poor Development Policies: Lessons from the Philippines and East Asia , edited by Hal Hill, Majah-Leah V. Ravago, and James A. Roumasset, was recently published and launched in Manila.
Reforming the sugar industry (Part 2)
by Gerardo P. Sicat - November 16, 2022 - 12:00am
The Philippine domestic sugar industry has a wide set of components along the value chain of production and trading.
The Philippine sugar industry today
by Gerardo P. Sicat - November 2, 2022 - 12:00am
The sugar industry was recently shaken by the confusion of signals within the government on whether there was a need to import 300,000 metric tons of sugar.
Fiscal, international payments during peso depreciation
by Gerardo P. Sicat - October 19, 2022 - 12:00am
How the depreciation of the peso affects the fiscal position depends profoundly on: (1) the policy stance of the government and how capable it is to carry it out; (2) the economy’s starting macroeconomic position;...
Winners and losers from peso depreciation
by Gerardo P. Sicat - October 12, 2022 - 12:00am
The depreciation of the peso has continued from the last time I wrote about it (Sept. 14 column). The latest rate of exchange was P58.99 to the dollar.
The Ukraine War and the global economy: At a tipping point?
by Gerardo P. Sicat - October 5, 2022 - 12:00am
One of the big uncertainties of the global economy and the Philippine economy is the Ukraine War.
The President as investment promoter
by Gerardo P. Sicat - September 28, 2022 - 12:00am
President Marcos has made his third major visit to a foreign capital within four months of his new presidency.
The peso exchange rate and the economy
by Gerardo P. Sicat - September 14, 2022 - 12:00am
Most Filipinos have gotten used to the idea that P50 would exchange for one US dollar.
BBM’s diplomatic offensive can also be a learning process
by Gerardo P. Sicat - September 7, 2022 - 12:00am
The state visits to Indonesia and Singapore of President Marcos so early in his term signals the importance he places to diplomacy as part of the job of leader.
Taming inflation
by Gerardo P. Sicat - August 24, 2022 - 12:00am
 As I said in last week’s column, the main task of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas is to maintain relative price stability in the Philippine economy.
Philippines inflation and the economy
by Gerardo P. Sicat - August 17, 2022 - 12:00am
In recent months, the country has been experiencing rising prices of goods and services.
The state of the nation is sound, according to President Marcos
by Gerardo P. Sicat - July 27, 2022 - 12:00am
President Marcos Jr., the 17th president of the country, delivered Monday his first SONA (State of the Nation Address) before a joint session of the Congress.
Economic prospects for the next six years
by Gerardo P. Sicat - July 20, 2022 - 12:00am
The most immediate concern facing the nation today is economic recovery from the pandemic.
The Duterte presidency’s enduring economic achievements
by Gerardo P. Sicat - June 29, 2022 - 12:00am
The most enduring achievements of President Duterte as he leaves office on June 30 are his economic achievements.
Food security, agriculture, foreign trade and RCEP
by Gerardo P. Sicat - June 15, 2022 - 12:00am
The Philippine Senate adjourned its last session without ratifying the RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership) agreement.
The world economy is in a gloomy mood
by Gerardo P. Sicat - June 1, 2022 - 12:00am
The world economy today finds itself in a gloomy, negative situation. Strong headwinds make economic change and growth more difficult as they try to recover from the pandemic.
The first 100 days of the BBM presidency
by Gerardo P. Sicat - May 18, 2022 - 12:00am
Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos received an exceptional electoral mandate from the Filipino people.
Marcos-Duterte team wins with majority vote and landslide
by Gerardo P. Sicat - May 11, 2022 - 12:00am
The presidential election of 2022 is a sweeping landslide victory for the Ferdinand Marcos Jr.-Sara Duterte team, and for the first time in years, marks a win with a strong majority vote of the electorate. This has...
The presidential election is a contest between Marcos and Robredo
by Gerardo P. Sicat - April 27, 2022 - 12:00am
With just about two weeks before May 9, the contest for president has become a duel between Vice President Leni Robredo and former senator Bongbong Marcos.
The next six years for the Philippine economy
by Gerardo P. Sicat - March 30, 2022 - 12:00am
In six weeks, the nation will elect a new president. The next leader will have the opportunity to guide the nation’s future economic and social directions.
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