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Commentary and research on current events and public policy by economists from the University of the Philippines
Posts tagged "foreign aid"

Yes, the Chinese loans are onerous

Don’t roll your eyes just yet, Reader. This week a “controversy” arose between Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio and presidential spokesperson Sal Panelo. The DOF then joined in to “clarify” the issues.

Looking at the issue of foreign aid

In a way, it is good that this whole brouhaha about the Philippines turning down the European Union’s aid—280 million euros worth over a three-year period—has come to light. In a way. Because it forces the country to look at the whole issue of foreign aid and its importance to us, and our development.