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VIDEO — CRC co-organizes forum on opening up the Philippine economy and its possible impacts on jobs and the labor sector

By |May 31st, 2021|CRC Events, Economic Fora, Infrastructure and Industry, Migration and Overseas Filipino Work, Series of Economic Fora, Trends, Webinars|

Ortigas, Pasig -- The Philippines' labor force has always been a vital driver of the country's economic successes. In the middle of the pandemic, how can the Philippines keep this sector on track? This was the topic last May 28, 2021 on Session 2 of the Economic Fora, entitled "Opening the Economy for Recovery: Impact ... continue reading

VIDEO — CRC holds its 2021 International Food and Agribusiness Investor Roadshow

By |May 21st, 2021|CRC Events, CRC International Investor Roadshows, Finance, Food and Agribusiness, Social Economics, Trends, Webinars|

PASIG CITY — In an age of rapid innovation, investments Philippine agribusiness represent a unique opportunity to hit two big birds with one stone: profit for enterprising new businesses, and the chance to help 650 million people in Southeast Asia achieve food security. “Making better use of our 14 million hectares” Eminent economist Bernardo Villegas ... continue reading

VIDEO — CRC hosts conversation on “Scaling Up the Philippine Agribusiness by Integrating Smallholder Farms” under its IGNITE AsiaPacific Discussion Series

By |April 7th, 2021|CRC Events, CRC Publications, Food and Agribusiness, Ignite AsiaPacific, IGNITE AsiaPacific Discussion Series, News, Social Economics, Trends, University News|

PASIG CITY -- The small size of #farmholdings in the Philippines has always been cited as a key structural reason why Philippine #Agribusiness has struggled over the decades. But if there was a way to integrate the outputs of these farms, the resulting synergies would bring about economic success without abandoning the social justice gains ... continue reading

Villegas, on “What the Philippines has to do in the BPO-IT sector”

By |February 15th, 2021|CRC Events, CRC International Investor Roadshows, Digital Sector, Expertise, News, Social Economics, Trends, University News|

The Philippines isn’t going to lose its global advantage in the BPO-IT sector anytime soon, says eminent Filipino economist Bernardo M. Villegas. But the country now needs to train its workers, so they can migrate to high value knowledge process outsourcing services. At an open forum after the latest CRC International Investor Roadshow, Dr. Villegas ... continue reading

Villegas says co-operatives, smallholder consolidation schemes could be keys to efficient agricultural production

By |February 4th, 2021|CRC Events, CRC International Investor Roadshows, Food and Agribusiness, News, Research Findings, Social Economics, Trends, University News|

Pasig City -- If the Philippines wants its agricultural production to be efficient, then it needs to find more imaginative ways of helping the Philippines’ many small farmowners to work together, says eminent Filipino economist Dr. Bernardo M. Villegas in a recently released video from the Center for Research and Communication, where he answered audience ... continue reading

From the CRC Bookshelf: Agribusiness and Inclusive Growth: An Expert’s Advocacy

By |January 14th, 2021|CRC Communications, CRC Publications, Food and Agribusiness|

PASIG CITY -- One of the many gems among the Center for Research and Communication’s catalog of publications, “Agribusiness and Inclusive Growth: An Expert’s Advocacy” presents an in-depth look at Agribusiness in Southeast Asia and the Philippines, and how it contributes to the goal of inclusive socioeconomic growth. Its author, Dr. Rolando T. Dy drew ... continue reading