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Dr. Villegas to lecture on CL economic prospects

Holy Angel University (HAU) will host an economic briefing entitled "Central Luzon as the Eye of the Asian Tiger" with top Filipino economist Dr. Bernardo M. Villegas as guest speaker.

Co-sponsored with the Metro-Angeles Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. (MACCII), the Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PamCham) and the Cultural and Educational Foundation of Angeles (CEFA), the economic briefing is expected to draw the participation of various chambers of commerce, business and civic organizations and other movers and shakers of Region III.

Dr. Villegas, who helped draft the Philippine Constitution during President Cory Aquino's term in 1987, is a noted writer and thinker who is also known as "the prophet of boom" for his optimism and faith in the Philippine economy.

He has served as economic consultant to several Philippine Presidents, faculty and senior vice-president of the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P), chairman of the Center for Research and Communication, and trustee of the Makati Business Club.

He graduated from the De La Salle University with two degrees, Commerce and Humanities, both as summa cum laude. He earned a doctorate in economics at the Harvard University and became a teaching fellow at Harvard’s College of Arts & Sciences at age 21.

Dr. Villegas will also address HAU student leaders in a forum entitled "Values for Leadership Among the Millennials" to be held before the economic briefing.

For inquiries and reservation, please contact Soneth at 0919 350 1561, Joyce at 0928 501 8676 (for PamCham members), Michelle at 0915 322 2958 (for MACCII members) or Resty at 0943 470 9137 (for CEFA members).

Date Posted: 10-20-2015