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Aquino names economist ‘national scientist’

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MANILA, Philippines—President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday conferred on academician and economist Raul Fabella the title of “national scientist.”

Mr. Aquino  recognized Fabella for “his notable involvement in many policy battles such as the NBN-ZTE scandal, the looming fiscal crisis, J2K crisis, exchange rate policy, tax and public expenditure policy, currency overvaluation, and CARP to name a few, where he provided strong, intellectual rigor and evidence-based perspectives.”

The Order of National Scientist is the highest honor given by the President to a man or woman of science in the Philippines who has made significant contributions in one of the different fields of science and technology.


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  • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

    sir economic national scientist
    pwede po bang pagtuunan ang
    pilipino bayanihan as the right model for economic development

    and for our ofw’s
    how they can increase their earnings
    through a bonds program
    for big projects on
    1. energy
    2. food/agriculture
    3. mass transport
    4. people-owned telecoms company
    5. mining to metals exports

  • Anonymous

    Dr. Raul Fabella is deserving.

    Equally deserving is Dr. Mahar Mangahas. An Economist.  A Social Scientist. He is an outstanding Filipino.

    Another outstanding economist is Dr. Cielito Habito. He is a practical economist. His observations and advises are instructive. Policy makers and government officials, elective and appointive, should read his columns.

  • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

    sir economic national scientist
    pwede po bang pagtuunan ang
    pilipino bayanihan as the right model for economic development

    and for our ofw’s
    how they can increase their earnings
    through a bonds program
    for big projects on
    1. energy
    2. food/agriculture
    3. mass transport
    4. people-owned telecoms company
    5. mining to metals exports



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