EGARCH Regression: Highlighting the impact of remittances on the Philippine macroeconomy and households during COVID-19

By |June 20th, 2022|Expertise, Migration and Overseas Filipino Work, News, Social Economics|

Remittances are funds transferred by migrants to their home country or private savings of overseas foreign workers (OFWs) spent within their home country. Many developing nations, including the Philippines rely on remittances as a source of funds that form part of the country’s overall domestic production or Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Generally, OFWs send more ... continue reading

CRC Opens Opportunities for Your Business and Clients – Learn More About Its Partnership Development Consultancy Service

By |June 15th, 2022|Digital Sector, Energy Industry, Expertise, Family and Youth Education, Food and Agribusiness, Infrastructure and Industry, Migration and Overseas Filipino Work, News, Social Economics, Transportation and Logistics|

Without question, one of the most vital aspects of a thriving and successful business is establishing long-lasting relationships. However, as with any relationships, taking that first step can be a pretty daunting and tedious task. The Center for Research and Communication (CRC) fully understands this, and this is why one of the key services that ... continue reading

Project UNESCO Creative Cities: CRCFI launches research on Stakeholder Cooperation

By |October 25th, 2021|CRCFI Research Fund, Expertise, News, Social Economics|

Underscoring social organization including firm centrality in effecting key changes in Philippine society, Center for Research and Communications Foundation, Inc. (CRCFI), the research arm of the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) recently launched its latest research on stakeholder cooperation. Shifting value from “shareholder” to “stakeholder”—that is, greater attention expended to “social stakeholders” has ... continue reading

Tony Meloto: On the Challenges of Social Entrepreneurship

By |October 22nd, 2021|CRC Insights, CRC Publications, Social Economics|

The challenge for social entrepreneurs in most third-world countries is two-fold. First, there is the question of how to help grow the local economy and protect the environment by raising a new generation of wealth creators at home, rather than just jobseekers abroad.  And social entrepreneurship is the place where charity, sustainability, entrepreneurship, ... 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