Reclaiming our future

By Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana
THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION is at a crossroads today — to further breakdown or breakthrough to a greener, better, safer future.

Inflation, mining and WHO pandemic treaty

By Bienvenido S. Oplas, Jr.
This piece will cover three different topics so we will discuss them directly.

When does a corporation conduct its business through fraud?

By Cesar L. Villanueva
We posit that the offense sought to be punished under Section 165 of the Revised Corporation Code (RCC), i.e., “conducting its business through fraud,” does not provide a definition or the requisites by which to determine whether a crime has been committed.

Action, agility, and empathy

By Pia Rodrigo
In mid-2021, upon the suggestion of one of its senior fellows, Action for Economic Reforms (AER) decided to refresh the organization’s brand identity.

Enemies, seen and unseen

By Romeo L. Bernardo
Last Monday, I escorted my wife Amina to the Peace Partners’ Recognition Day 2022 held by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation and Unity (OPAPRU) at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).

Sri Lanka has fallen. Will other economies follow?

By Andrew J. Masigan
Financial crises have a domino effect. A seemingly small event in one country can have far-reaching consequences around the world. We’ve seen it in the 1997’s Asian Financial Crisis and again in the global financial crisis of 2009.

Middle-class morality

By Amelia H. C. Ylagan
A student of Economics asked, “How do you think the election (results) will affect the middle class? They say when the economy declines the middle-class shrinks. Although I’m already assuming the economy will decline.”

Remembering the past

By Luis V. Teodoro
In addition to reports on Election Day events, some media organizations also try to explain the results of every election. They interview the responsible members of election watch groups, political scientists and other academics, and, if some issues whether legal or otherwise have arisen, lawyers and other professionals.

Policy vacuum and Stratbase ADR’s Beyond the Crisis…

By Diwa C. Guinigundo
The question could not have been more appropriate, and it was Boo Chanco of The Philippine Star who asked it last Wednesday: “Where’s the beef?” It was not one of those questions that Marcos’ fanatics should lambast in social media. It was an honest ordinary citizen’s query on how do we move from here, and in the next six years. Where’s the plan?

Testing public-private partnership in crop insurance to boost Filipino farmers’ resilience

By Rosemarie F. Marquez
IN THE PHILIPPINES, farming is a risky business. The country is battered by an average of 20 typhoons a year and as the storms become more intense due to climate change, the stakes get bigger for Filipino farmers, who make up a quarter of the country’s workforce.