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Shaping the Agenda for the 2022 Elections: Building a National Health Services (NHS) for the Philippines Towards Achieving 100% Free Health Care for Everyone

Watch the lecture/soft launch of this paper at: https://www.facebook.com/pro4pe/videos/1600715946792623 The author also appeals for voluntary contributions (any amount will help us in paying for this website’s annual renewal of domain registration, & placing some Facebook ads to broaden the reach of our advocacies): GCASH 0956-698-7486. Thank you very much.

Economic Relief in the Time of COVID-19: Rationale, Mechanics, Costing, and Prospective Impact of Temporary Value-Added Tax (VAT) Suspension and Income Tax Waiver in the Philippines

Preprint of a conference paper that has been accepted for presentation in the upcoming DLSU Research Congress 2021 at De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines from July 7 to 9, 2021. CLICK HERE TO VIEW FILE. The author also appeals for voluntary contributions (any amount will help us in paying for this website’s annual renewal … Continue reading Economic Relief in the Time of COVID-19: Rationale, Mechanics, Costing, and Prospective Impact of Temporary Value-Added Tax (VAT) Suspension and Income Tax Waiver in the Philippines

A Review of Rice Tariffication in the Time of COVID-19: Rationale and Road to Rice Self-Sufficiency in the Philippines (preprint of an upcoming journal article)

Click here to view file Note: The author is making this file publicly available – albeit not downloadable – as the final version of this paper is set to be published in the December 2021 issue of a Philippine journal. I have decided to publicly release this file as a viewable document, in view of … Continue reading A Review of Rice Tariffication in the Time of COVID-19: Rationale and Road to Rice Self-Sufficiency in the Philippines (preprint of an upcoming journal article)

Proposed Senate Bill 2021-1 (Tax Reform Act for the Masses and the Middle Class/TRAMM)

Proposed Senate Bill 2021-1 TAX REFORM ACT FOR THE MASSES AND THE MIDDLE CLASS (TRAMM) Explanatory note: As poverty thresholds in the Philippines are notoriously low, the actual number of poor Filipinos is understated. Segments of those classified in government databases as low-income-but-not-poor or middle-income households are actually poor, especially if multidimensional perspectives on poverty … Continue reading Proposed Senate Bill 2021-1 (Tax Reform Act for the Masses and the Middle Class/TRAMM)

Quick Literature Preview on COVID-19 Mass Testing and Contact Tracing: Lessons for Philippine Policymakers

Experts are united in emphasizing that the most basic weapons to help control (if not eradicate) the pandemic include mass testing and contact tracing. Experts are also united in pointing out that the Philippines is far from achieving ideal mass testing goals and lacks an effective and unified contact tracing system. Vaccination is important but … Continue reading Quick Literature Preview on COVID-19 Mass Testing and Contact Tracing: Lessons for Philippine Policymakers

What 1Sambayan Needs: Broader Representation, Concrete Electoral Agenda (5Ks: Kabuhayan, Karapatan, Kalayaan, Kapayapaan, at Katarungan)

This short note is a reflection on my participation via Zoom in 1Sambayan’s public launch. 1Sambayan’s mention of good governance, human rights, and poverty alleviation as cornerstones of what candidacies should campaign for, is a positive start, but much needs to be done. This short note intends to contribute something towards that goal. It is … Continue reading What 1Sambayan Needs: Broader Representation, Concrete Electoral Agenda (5Ks: Kabuhayan, Karapatan, Kalayaan, Kapayapaan, at Katarungan)

Pagtupad sa Pangako ng EDSA: Makabayang Cha-Cha (Charter Change), Makamasang Adyenda

Eksaktong 35 taon na ang nakaraan mula nang mag-aklas ang milyun-milyong Pilipino sa iba’t ibang bahagi ng bansa (oo, hindi lamang sa Metro Manila may protesta noon) para patalsikin ang mamamatay-tao at mandarambong na diktadurang Marcos, at tangkaing buuin ang pundasyon ng isang tunay na demokratikong bansa na makatarungan, mapayapa, at mapagkalinga sa mga mamamayan. … Continue reading Pagtupad sa Pangako ng EDSA: Makabayang Cha-Cha (Charter Change), Makamasang Adyenda

Proposed Senate Bill 2020-1 (Urban Land Reform Act/Homes for Every Filipino Act/Batas sa Pabahay para sa Lahat)

Senate Bill 2020-1 (Urban Land Reform Act/Homes for Every Filipino Act/Batas sa Pabahay para sa Lahat) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING URBAN LAND REFORM TO PROVIDE HOMES FOR EVERY FILIPINO Proposed by David Michael M. San Juan Explanatory Note Homelessness has always been a problem for the Philippines. It was in this context that ARTICLE XIII (SOCIAL … Continue reading Proposed Senate Bill 2020-1 (Urban Land Reform Act/Homes for Every Filipino Act/Batas sa Pabahay para sa Lahat)

Online Educational Resources

On June 20, 2020, our University made an online “Call for Voluntary Contribution to CHED Online Educational Resources Portal.” In response to that call, I am publishing a page in this academic blog containing links to freely accessible texts, video lectures etc., which I have authored/co-authored or produced/co-produced. Everyone is encouraged to access and share … Continue reading Online Educational Resources

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