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What our CRC-DPO Foundational and Certification Course Graduates Say

By |March 23rd, 2022|CRC Insights, Digital Sector, Trainings and Workshops|

“The course exceeded all my expectations. It gave me a deeper understanding of data privacy laws. The most relevant parts are the case studies because it gave me the opportunity to apply what I learned and work with other participants. The course fee is very reasonable because the training is very comprehensive. My ... continue reading

Dr. Jose Maria G. Mariano: On our concern about the ways data about our personal decisions are counted

By |October 19th, 2021|CRC Insights, Digital Sector, University Day Lecture|

CRC consultant and former University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) President, Dr. Jose Maria G. Mariano spoke about recent trends in ethical considerations about gathering personal information when he gave the University Day Lecture to celebrate the anniversary of UA&P in 2019. In our ethical preoccupations with ... continue reading

Rice as an investment item for the Philippines: ‘We can supply the gap,’ says CRC consultant Rolando T. Dy. ”

By |September 23rd, 2021|CRC Insights, CRC International Investor Roadshows, Food and Agribusiness|

“Rice as an investment item for the Philippines: ‘We can supply the gap,’ says CRC consultant Rolando T. Dy. ” “Right now, rice is a major import, but given farm consolidation, the use of hybrids,[and] mechanization, we can cover a big part of our imports. This is an investment ... continue reading

Bernardo M. Villegas: “We have to retrain a lot of these workers so that they can migrate to high value knowledge process outsourcing services.”

By |September 1st, 2021|CRC Insights, CRC International Investor Roadshows, Digital Sector|

In the first International Investors Roadshow event of CRC, focusing on "The Philippines as a Top Emerging Market," Dr. Bernardo M. Villegas notes that the Philippines’ BPO-IT Sector is still very globally competitive, but now needs to train its workers so they can migrate to high value knowledge process outsourcing services. ... continue reading

The problem with agrarian reform, according to CRC Research Director Dr. Bernardo M. Villegas

By |August 31st, 2021|CRC Events, CRC Insights, Food and Agribusiness, Social Economics, Webinars|

Dr. Bernardo M. Villegas, CRC Director and member of the constitutional commission which framed the Philippines' 1987 Constitution, shared his thoughts on what he believes kept Philippine smallholder farms from benefiting from the promises of land reform at a recent International Investor Roadshow event highlighting "The Philippines as a Top Emerging Market." ... continue reading

CRC to Co-Organize Forum on “Why Investors Don’t Invest in the Philippines”

By |August 17th, 2021|CRC Events, Economic Fora, News, Social Economics|

Join us on August 20, 2021 at 9:00AM-12:00PM in Session 7 of the Series of Economic Fora on Foreign Direct Investments and the Economic Amendments on the 1987 Constitution -- this time, directly addressing the question of “Why Investors Don't Invest in the Philippines.” In a deeply interconnected world, Foreign Direct Investments are ... continue reading

Investments Needed for New Digital Platforms for Filipino Creatives, Say Speakers at Forum on the Philippine Arts, Media, Entertainment, and Advertising Sector

By |July 28th, 2021|CRC Events, Digital Sector, Economic Fora, News, Series of Economic Fora, Social Economics|

CRC in the Digital Sector -- With Filipino creatives making waves around the world, there’s little question that the country’s creatives are among the best in the world, agreed the speakers at a forum on “Arts, Entertainment, and Advertising to Steer Philippine Economy” last July 9, 2021. But if the Philippine creatives sector is going ... continue reading

An Emerging Super-Sector: How Information Technology and Telecommunications are Key to the Future of Filipino Creatives

By |July 16th, 2021|CRC Events, Digital Sector, Economic Fora, News, Series of Economic Fora, Social Economics|

CRC in the Digital Sector -- When eminent Filipino economist Bernardo M. Villegas talks about the future of the Philippine economy, he often points out that Filipino talent, particularly the talent in the Media and Entertainment Sector, are among the Philippines’ greatest assets. But drumming up business for the country’s creatives requires long term investments ... continue reading

CRC to Co-Organize Forum on Foreign Direct Investments in the Philippines’ Energy Sector

By |July 15th, 2021|CRC Events, Economic Fora, Energy Industry, News, Series of Economic Fora, Social Economics|

As an archipelago uniquely vulnerable to the ongoing climate crisis, the Philippines is one of the countries which stands to benefit most from safer, cleaner energy technologies.  But energy is one of the most capital-intensive among the Philippines’ key industries. How will it be affected by recent government efforts to encourage Foreign Direct Investments? ... continue reading

Will the Philippines’ digital economy benefit from reforms encouraging Foreign Direct Investments?

By |July 1st, 2021|CRC Events, CRC Publications, Digital Sector, Economic Fora, Series of Economic Fora, Social Economics, Trends|

The Digital Economy -- What would happen to the Philippine’s digital sector if the Philippine constitution could be amended to encourage more Foreign Direct Investments?  Analytics, data science, e-commerce, and online services  may be some of the key growth industries that could fuel the Philippines’ post-pandemic economy, but they are all ultimately dependent on the ... continue reading