La Salle to
host Young Economists
and junior economists will articulate their ideas on national
development during the Young Economists Convention on February
8 and 9 at the De La Salle University (DLSU) International
9 Feast Day
Miguel Febres Cordero
Francisco Febres Cordero was born into a family
that has always been prominent in Ecuadorian politics.
Crippled from birth, he had to overcome family
opposition to realize his vocation to be a lay
religious, the first native of Ecuador to be received
into the Institute.
Brother Miguel was a gifted teacher from the start
and a diligent student. In time his research and
publications in the field of literature and linguistics
put him in touch with scholars all over the world
and he was granted membership in the National
Academies of Ecuador, Spain, and France.
Transferred to the junior novitiate at Premia
del Mar in Spain, during a revolutionary outbreak
in 1909 he supervised a dramatic evacuation of
his young charges to the safety of Barcelona across
the bay. Shortly after they were able to return,
he contracted pneumonia and he died at Premia,
leaving behind a remarkable reputation as scholar,
teacher, and saint.(excerpt from the Lasallian2org)
string of powerhouse economists will articulate and share
their ideas during the two-day conference, to be led by Hon.
Dante Canlas, National Economic Development Authority (NEDA)
Director General, who will give the keynote speech on “The
national development and action plan to move the Philippines
forward in the face of global recession.”
The convention is sponsored by the Angelo King Institute for
Economics and Business Studies, the Anthony Aguirre Memorial
Foundation, and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. Student representatives
from the Junior Philippine Economic Society and the DLSU-Manila’s
Economics Organization, co-organizers of the event, will participate
in panel discussion on globalization, adjustment, and poverty.
Speakers for the panel include International Monetary Fund
Resident Dr. Sean Nolan, DLSU-M College of Business and Economics
Dean Dr. Michael Alba, Dr. Arsenio Balisacan of the UP School
of Economics (UPSE), and Isidro Antonio Asper of the Federation
of Free Workers.
UPSE Dean Dr. Raul Fabella and Dr. Ruben Nayve of St. Scholastica’s
College will lead the panel discussion on the state of economics
education in the Philippines.
Students can also choose between two key sectoral strategies
and reform challenges. One session will feature Bureau of
Agricultural Research Director Dr. Eliseo Ponce, and Department
of Trade and Industry Assistant Secretary Dr. Toby Monsod.
The other session will have speakers such as Asian Development
Bank and World Bank Economist Dr. Jose Edgardo Campos and
Philippine Stock Exchange President Hon. Ernest Leung.
House Speaker Jose de Venecia will interact with young student
economists in an informal exchange on the Philippine economy.
In a special session, former senior economic officials will
articulate their reflections on the Philippine underdevelopment.
Panelists include Former NEDA Director Generals Dr. Cielito
Habito, Dr. Cayetano Paderanga, Jr., and Dr. Vicente Valdepenas.
Other highlights of the convention include a panel discussion
with Chief Executive Officers on prospect and challenges in
selected industries such as telecommunications, banking, and
energy, among other sectors, and a competition among students
for their research. The best undergraduate thesis will be
awarded at the end of the convention.
For details, contact Mark John Joven at 258 8292 or 0917 5344673
or at the ICC at 524 5389 or 524 5333.
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