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Assessing the 1st Year of the Duterte Administration: Winners and Challenges (Manila)

Course Name Assessing the 1st Year of the Duterte Administration: Winners and Challenges (Manila)
Schedule August 17, 2017



Registration & AM snacks: 8:30 - 9:30 am 

Event Proper: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm 

Lunch: 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Venue: Ateneo Graduate School of Business - Rockwell Campus

            20 Rockwell Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati City 


Price: Php 2,900.00


This briefing will provide an analysis of what has transpired in the first year of President Duterte.  With the economy taking a less prominent role to the Drug challenge and Criminality, it is imperative to look into the details of how it has performed. 

Specifically, the briefing will cover critical policies, the Philippine Development Plan, an analysis of the tax reform and infrastructure program, among others.  It looks into the details of the current growth process taking into consideration changes in the global climate led by BREXIT, ASEAN and Trump and the local challenges due to the ISIS and the peace process.  The impact on OFWs, BPOs and Tourism will also be highlighted considering its direct implication on the main engines of the country's growth path. 

The briefing concludes with critical analysis of how to sustain growth and finding the right balances for expansion under a new foreign policy approach.  A look at the sweet spot and how it will or can derail growth in the future.

Resource Speakers
Dr. Alvin Ang

has more than 20 years of professional experience in both public and private sectors.  He is currently a Professor and Senior Fellow of Eagle Watch at the Ateneo De Manila University - Macroeconomic Forecasting Unit. He is presently the Director of the Ateneo Center for Economic Research and Development (ACERD).

He started his economist experience with the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) of the Philippines where he developed his skills in development planning, policy formulation and analysis.  He also worked in Investment Research and Economic Forecasting with his stints at the Philippine National Bank and All Asia Capital as Chief Corporate Planner and as Economist, respectively. 

He has published in renowned journals such as the Review of Development Economics, Asian Social Science, Asia Pacific Social Science Review, among others.  His research fields are in Regionalism, Local Governance, Migration, Development Economics, and Competition.  His researches on Remittances and Economic Growth in the Philippines have been widely circulated. 

His recent work on the indicators of economic development in localities has been used by the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) as basis for the Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) rankings of cities and municipalities in the Philippines. 

He has been regularly consulted by international agencies and the Philippine Government on policy matters. He won first prize (together with Jeremaiah Opiniano) in the Outstanding Research for Development in the 2011 Global Development Awards (besting 400 entries worldwide) held in Bogota, Colombia. 

He is a lifetime member of the Philippine Economics Society where he was President in 2013 and a sought-after Economics commentator on TV, radio and newspapers.  He wants to be called as Your Everyday Economist.

Dr. Ang completed his Master in Public Policy at the National University of Singapore as a Scholar of the Singapore Government and went on completing his Ph.D. in Applied Economics at Osaka University as a Japanese Government Scholar. 

Dr. Cielito Habito

is a Professor of Economics and Senior Fellow at the Ateneo de Manila University. He currently heads the USAID Trade-Related Assistance for Development (TRADE) Project. He previously served as the Director of the Ateneo Center for Economic Research and Development (ACERD) and was the Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning under President Fidel V. Ramos. Dr. Habito holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of the Philippines and a PhD in Economics from Harvard University.