Defense of the Land: Lumad Education for Resilience and Resistance

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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 […]

From Stability to Prosperity: A Story of the Philippine Economy

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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 […]

Theory and Reality of the Tariffication of Rice

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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 […]

UHC: On the Horizon

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Written by: Rocco de Castro Illustration by: Lexa Burroughes    On February 20, 2019, President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law Republic Act (RA) 11223, the Universal Health Care (UHC) Act, which will have wide implications for the economy, development, and the health of our nation. Many models for health care policy exist. Debates about the […]

World Bank Country Partnership Framework Forum: Sustainable Development for All

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Written by: Ra Solomon In partnership with the World Bank Group, the Ateneo Economics Association (AEA) held the Word Bank Country Partnership Framework #KayaYanBayan Forum to discuss economic updates of the East Asia and Pacific region and World Bank’s project: Country Partnership Framework (CPF) in the Philippines, held last August 22 at the Escaler Hall, […]

A Step Forward

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Article Written by: Ra Solomon Illustrated by: Lexa Burroughes    If you have been using social media for the past few weeks, chances are you have encountered a video of a man trying to buy a cigarette from a sari-sari store. As the man featured in the video was drunk, he was repeatedly asking if […]