CROSS ROADS (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress)
Population size and Filipino human capital development
by Gerardo P. Sicat - July 15, 2020 - 12:00am
Over the period under review, Philippine population grew at a rate faster than some of the major economies with which it is often compared in ASEAN.
The Build Build Build program and domestic political risk
by Gerardo P. Sicat - July 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Build Build Build is the “signature” of the economic development face of the Duterte administration.
The weakening or depreciating peso
by Gerardo P. Sicat - March 14, 2018 - 12:00am
On Sept. 20, 2010, it took P44.25 to buy one US dollar.
The case for a federal form of government
by Gerardo P. Sicat - January 24, 2018 - 12:00am
The second major constitutional reform that appears urgent (in answer to the five questions posed by the Senate Committee on Constitutional Reforms) is the demand to restructure the country’s political system...
Remembering government service during the Marcos years
by Gerardo P. Sicat - September 26, 2012 - 12:00am
On July 10, 1970, at a young age of 34 years as a professor at the UP School of Economics I accepted the appointment of President Ferdinand Marcos to his Cabinet as chairman of the National Economic Council, the...
Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs)
by Gerardo P. Sicat - September 19, 2012 - 12:00am
Filipinos who hold jobs overseas on special work visa arrangements have an obligation to return home, unlike those who migrate.
Filipino labor migration
by Gerardo P. Sicat - September 12, 2012 - 12:00am
What drives people to migrate to other countries? What makes a Filipino want to pull up stakes in his homeland and transport his whole family or his own future to a new life in another country? What overriding consideration...
Memoir of a study of the Philippine economy during the Japanese occupation
by Gerardo P. Sicat - September 5, 2012 - 12:00am
Sometimes a topic of peripheral importance to a career becomes a turning point for an interesting adventure.
Peso exchange rate: Alternative paths
by Gerardo P. Sicat - August 29, 2012 - 12:00am
Why should the peso keep appreciating?
Crude oil prices: Producer and consuming interests clash (Part II)
by Gerardo P. Sicat - May 9, 2012 - 12:00am
 The wide fluctuations of oil prices in the past few decades was caused by a struggle between oil producing nations and the power of the international oil companies. 
The Philippine Economy - (Part III) - A historical peep into foreign direct investments policy and economic reality
by Gerardo P. Sicat - March 21, 2012 - 12:00am
Recent international economic developments seem to favor the flow of more foreign investments to the Philippines. We have always possessed the propitious factors that could make us a home to foreign direct investment....
Domestic factors affecting economic performance this year
by Gerardo P. Sicat - January 11, 2012 - 12:00am
In the private sector economy, economic growth is sensitive to domestic and international influences.
'Progress in our daily lives - food on the table'
by Gerardo P. Sicat - December 21, 2011 - 12:00am
As the holiday of holidays nears, we set aside serious discussion of economic and social problems.
'ASEAN's early years as an economic group: A memoir'
by Gerardo P. Sicat - December 7, 2011 - 12:00am
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was formed in 1967 as a grouping of neighboring countries to seek a common framework to defuse tensions among themselves and enhance their common well-being.
'Explaining the euro currency crisis'
by Gerardo P. Sicat - November 30, 2011 - 12:00am
A fundamental understanding of the euro debt crisis can be appreciated better if its historical background is told.
'Regional economic cooperation - ASEAN'
by Gerardo P. Sicat - November 23, 2011 - 12:00am
Two meetings in the last week of heads of government happened one after the other in two distant places that also claimed the schedule of our President Aquino.
'Arab Spring 2011 and the Philippines' (Part II)
by Gerardo P. Sicat - November 2, 2011 - 12:00am
The uprisings in the Middle Eastern countries that we have been watching on television screens are real life dramas.
'Natural disasters (floods, droughts, etc.), poverty and development'
by Gerardo P. Sicat - October 5, 2011 - 12:00am
Recent strong typhoons brought in heavy rains and massive flooding in Central Luzon.
'Philippine global competitiveness ranking' - (Part IV) Investment climate
by Gerardo P. Sicat - September 14, 2011 - 12:00am
The Philippines scored well this year in the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) as measured by the World Economic Forum.
'Building national institutions: - Land Bank of the Philippines'
by Gerardo P. Sicat - September 7, 2011 - 12:00am
Hard work, devotion to mission, and competence in the job: these are three qualities that nations as well as institutions require that their leaders possess for high levels of performance.
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