Demolish the policy wall

Nearing the halfway mark into the Duterte administration’s tenure and much-vaunted development agenda, a potentially critical cog remains missing—or blocked. Executive Order 79, issued in 2012 by then-President Benigno Aquino, effectively forbids the approval of new...

A sleeping giant

The Philippine mining industry has been in a long-standing predicament. As a result, its development potential has been significantly constrained and mistakenly set aside. One critical challenge in the extractive sector is to find that policy balance where the mining...