The Role of Antitrust Policy in Economic Development

By Paolo Lorenzo Tejano, Economist, Philippine Competition Commission Antitrust policy is viewed by many as a complex matter, often seemingly out of touch with the issues of poverty and development. What many fail to realize is the importance it holds in bringing forth economic development through institution building. For developing countries like the Philippines, a … More The Role of Antitrust Policy in Economic Development

Duterte’s “strong” political will?

By Maria Elize H. Mendoza, BA Political Science alumna, University of the Philippines Diliman In the May 2016 elections, 16 million Filipinos elected Davao City mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte (“Digong”) as President. Duterte served as Davao City vice-mayor from 1986-1988, mayor for seven terms from 1988 to 2013 (interrupted briefly due to term limits), and … More Duterte’s “strong” political will?

Uphold democracy

By Eileen, Master in Public Policy student, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore  The long and painful sufferings of the Philippines from colonial powers and dictatorship have influenced the Filipinos to embrace and uphold democracy. We, Filipinos, often quote Abraham Lincoln to make sense of “democracy” – it is “the … More Uphold democracy