With the COVID-19 exhausting our healthcare system, it has also taken a toll on our developing economy. In the first of four parts, we shall take a closer into the Philippine economy, and assess the factors that have led to its current state.
Former Banko Sentral Governor Amando M. Tetangco Jr. delivers his opening remarks to welcome the freshies of the AB Economics and Economics-Honors into the program during the 2020 AEA FreshPrep.
Written by: Enrique B. Halili Last February 26, 2020, The Ateneo Economics Association held its annual KamalAEAn talk, entitled “Philippine Economy in The Asian Century” in the Ching Tan Room, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City. The talk was given by esteemed writer John West, who authored the book “Asian Century… On a Knife-Edge”. West […]
Written by: Hanie Andrade Illustration by: Lexa Burroughes The third and final tranche of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN) law came into effect last January 1, 2020. Effective in the year 2018 and took its final effect this 2020, one of the commodities affected by the law are petroleum products. […]
Written by: Gianina C. Respicio Artwork by: Lexa Burroughes Jeepney Illustration by Jaime M. Laurel from the Noun Project The problem of mobility in the metro has been quite the norm for daily commuters. During rush hour, they hastily line up for a Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) even though the line’s already reaching thirty meters. […]
Written by: Marla Torres Photo Courtesy of Save Our Schools Network In light of the celebration of the National Indigenous Peoples’ month last October, the Department of Education (DepEd) Region XI insisted on its resolution to permanently shut down 55 Lumad schools in the Davao Region. These schools which are owned and operated by […]
Written by: Miguel Biacora In partnership with Talakayang Alay sa Bayan (TALAB), an annual event hosted by Ateneo aiming to incite a sense of national Identity to its students beyond the confines of the university’s natural academic setting, this year the Ateneo Economics Association (AEA) hosted EconTours, an economic tour of the Asian Development Bank […]
Written by: Samantha L. Castroverde The Ateneo Economics Association’s KamalAEAn 2019, entitled “From Stability to Prosperity: A Story of the Philippine Economy” was held last October 8 in partnership with TALAB. The session started off with a presentation by Joseph Louie C. Limkin, director from the Department of Finance (DOF), which showcased the 10-point socioeconomic […]
Written by: Ignacio Villareal Illustration by: Lexa Burroughes The Tariffication Theory What is Rice Tariffication? On February 14, 2019, President Duterte signed into law RA 11203 (Ranada, 2019) which is also known as the Rice Tariffication Law. The official name is “An Act liberalizing the importation, exportation, and trading of rice, lifting for the […]
Written by: Zian Bonoan Illustration by: Angelikah Gustillo It was believed that back in the 1960’s, that earth’s climate changed at such a slow rate as to encompass centuries before any difference is felt, but as evidence arises of the earth’s rapid shift in global temperature, this notion will soon be proved wrong. With […]