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Dr. Alvin P. Ang

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Alvin P. Ang, PhD, is a professor of economics at the Ateneo de Manila University and a senior fellow of Eagle Watch, the school’s macroeconomic research and forecasting unit.
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Growth may be delayed

The gross domestic product results in the second quarter validated what we already know—that the virus is going to take a deep impact on our people’s lives and our firms. The 16.5...

Forced into the future

Much had already been said about the State of the Nation Address of the President. An important point there that needs elaboration has to do with the digital economy we are forced...

Restoring confidence

ON Monday, July 27, President Duterte will make his Fifth State of the Nation Address. This Sona should be focused on one thing—addressing the impact of Covid-19 to the country in the...

Agriculture for all

WE could not agree more with the chorus now being said about agriculture. Even the business sectors are calling for more government support for agriculture. Our call at the Ateneo Center for...

The virus and our budget

WE are celebrating an unusual Valentine’s Day, commonly a day where people—lovers and those without—are in a frenzy of activities from shopping, movies, concerts, staycations, travels and vacations. In fact, it is one of the consumer-driven...

The economic extent of nCoV

The novel coronavirus (nCoV) that is currently pummeling China and 28 countries around the globe is raising a lot of questions on the world’s economic stability, and among individual economies. The concern is primarily because China is...

Getting through vulnerabilities

The country opened the decade with two difficult situations, both of which are beyond its control. First, the US-Iran conflict that threatened to blow into a shooting war, exposing to danger millions of overseas Filipino workers...

Falling, falling…falling

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) released two important data last week that were drowned by the euphoria of the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games and the President’s statement on the Metro Manila water concessionaires. These are the...
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