Perhaps for the first time since the pork barrel was introduced in our democracy in the 1920s there appears to be a wide opening to rethink not just the pork barrel, but how we conduct public finance in this country.
At a recent forum on the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (or 4Ps) held at the Philippine Institute for Development Studies, experts from different government agencies and academic institutions discussed the rationale and the feasibility of extending and expanding the program.
Each Congressman receives pork barrel funds of about P70 Million per year; and each Senator receives P200 Million per year. For a Congressman who manages a successful 9 year run, that’s P630 Million; and for a Senator that’s almost P2 billion.
The imminent creation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015 will result in a common market of about 600 million people, dwarfing the EU’s 500 million and NAFTA’s over 400 million.
Last July 19, 2013, the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Policy Center, in cooperation with the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF), together with the Philippine Economic Society, held the 2013 Pinoy Youth Barometer Conference: Prospects for Education, Employment, and Migration at The Bayleaf Hotel, Intramuros, Manila.
In order to address research and policy questions relevant to the youth, the AIM Policy Center (APC) in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) launched the Pinoy Youth Barometer Project in August 2012.
The title of this article was the response of one of our former Presidents, when he was asked about the rise of political dynasties in the Philippines. He overcame a plunder conviction and was recently elected Mayor of Manila.
Last 06 June 2013, The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Social and Economic Governance Programme Asia (SOPAS) in Tokyo, in cooperation with the Asian Institute of Management Policy Center (APC), hosted a conference entitled Competition Policies as Instruments of Social and Economic Development: Asian Perspectives.
MANILA, Philippines - In this year’s World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY), the Philippines climbed 5 notches compared to 2012, from 43rd to 38th (ranked out of 60 countries).
The Philippines improved five notches to 38th from 43rd in the 2013 World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) ranking.
AIM Policy Center will be releasing the 2013 World Competitiveness Results on May 30.
Congratulations to the 10 winners of the EPA research grants.
In the final mile of the 2013 Senate race, the most recent and final pre-election SWS poll (released earlier this week) potentially sees nine out of 12 administration candidates making it to the magic 12.
The Philippines has just achieved another key milestone — an upgrade to “investment grade” status. Investment grade typically ushers two possible benefits.
Some 27 years after the "EDSA People Power Revolution" that toppled the Marcos dictatorship in 1986, clan politics continues to thrive in the Philippines.
On Dec 12, 2012, the House of Representatives voted on HB 4244 (An Act Providing for a Comprehensive Policy on Responsible Parenthood, Reproductive Health and Population and Development). The draft bill advanced to the second reading by a very slim margin of 113 “ayes” to 104 “nayes.” Three solons abstained and 62 others did not cast their votes.
The Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012 (Republic Act No. 10354) is the result of at least over a decade of advocacy by those who would see Filipino families gain universal access to contraception methods, fertility control, sex education, and maternal care.
The AIM Policy Center, the public policy think tank of the Asian Institute of Management, in partnership with the World Bank, the Foundation for Economic Freedom and the Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Group will host a Lecture on Institutions and Economic Development by James Robinson.
The Asian Institute of Management will hold a public forum entitled "The Philippines, China and ASEAN: Prospects for Cooperation and Regional Public Goods in the South China Sea."
Last November 2012, a shortlist of 20 research proposals was chosen for presentation in a two-day workshop.
Heritage Foundation's lead expert in economic freedom and growth, James Roberts will give a talk on reduction of corruption and its relevance in increasing the economic freedom in the Philippines on September 17, 2012.
This year marks the 16th year of the AIM Policy Center’s (APC) engagement as partner institute of the Switzerland-based International Institute for Management Development (IMD) for the World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY).
This year’s results indicate a slight slippage for the country—from a ranking of 41 to 43 (out of 59 countries in the annual ranking study).
The International Institute for Management Development, in partnership with the AIM Policy Center and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, invite the members of the Philippine press for the release of the 2012 World Competitiveness Rankings.