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Gov’t urged to address food supply woes, lower cost of living amid global economic shocks

Gov’t urged to address food supply woes, lower cost of living amid global economic shocks

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ECONOMISTS AND  government officials called for measures that would ease food supply woes and assist vulnerable sectors as the Philippines grapples with the impact of a global economic crisis. Trade department trade service officer Enrico Mariano said the government needs to revive  agricultural extension by providing farmers with sustained training and technological support to address food supply issues.  “So what does this mean? Food production and processing demand a lot of technology; of training; of knowledge; experience accumulation; data; market linkage; and organization and cooperation,” Mariano said during a recent economic forum organized by the National Collegiate Economics Convention and hosted by the UST Department of Economics and the Artlet Economic Society. Mar...
Econ department to tackle PH economic shortage

Econ department to tackle PH economic shortage

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SENIORS OF the UST Department of Economics, as part of the National Collegiate Economics Convention (NCEC), will be holding a forum titled “Out of Stock: Understanding the Structure of Supply Chain Management in the Philippines” on Nov. 19. The event will tackle the surge of commodity prices and the country’s supply chains, and will provide tips on how people could “shield” themselves from the effects of inflation. Through its invited speakers and experts, the event aims to “familiarize” people with the global issue of how supply and demand affect their daily lives.  The forum will be held via Zoom and live-streamed on its Facebook page from 9 a.m to 4 p.m F – Trisha Tamio  
Eight more AB programs secure approval for F2F classes

Eight more AB programs secure approval for F2F classes

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by NILLICENT BAUTISTA THE UNIVERSITY Crisis Management Council has approved the application of eight more programs of the Faculty of Arts and Letters (AB) for the conduct of limited face-to-face classes, Artlet Dean Prof. Marilu Madrunio said. The programs that secured the approval for limited in-person classes are Communication, Behavioral Science, Creative Writing, Economics, English Language Studies, History, Literature, and Sociology. “When we are given the go-signal, we will then begin with the limited face-to-face classes which may start sometime in September for some programs,” Madrunio told The Flame. Madrunio said the programs are now finalizing documents to be submitted to the Office of the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs, Office of the Rector, and then to the Co...
Agriculture’s contribution in country’s economy challenged in summit

Agriculture’s contribution in country’s economy challenged in summit

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    THE CONTRIBUTION of the agricultural sector to the country's economy was challenged during the first UST Young Economists Summit held Monday. UST Department of Economics Chair Emmanuel Lopez said concentration should not be on agricultural areas but on the archipelago's aquaculture. "Don’t try to be misled that the Philippines is basically an agricultural country. It’s not. There’s an agricultural area that we are to explore but we should not be concentrating on that because for so many years, it has contributed almost mini in terms of development." He added that the country is “geographically unfit and historically misaligned in terms of priorities” which is why the agricultural sector has been yielding poor returns since the 1960s. "Concentrating on aq...
UST holds first economic briefing; Uncertainties, opportunities in PH discussed

UST holds first economic briefing; Uncertainties, opportunities in PH discussed

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THE UNIVERSITY of Santo Tomas (UST) Department of Economics held its first economic forecasting forum dubbed Tiger Look yesterday, projecting uncertainties and opportunities in the Philippine economy and government this 2016. UST Department of Economics Chair Emmanuel Lopez anticipated economic growth to reach 6.5 to 6.7 percent this year with the surge of consumer spending and continuous flourishing of the service sector. Lopez also said the upcoming national elections will inject P15 billion in the local economy which is expected to create "temporary employment." "It may be inflationary in nature but at the middle of the year, it will bring back to the previous natural status of the natural unemployment because the creation of job is starting this January up to June," he add...