Nationalist Economics Lectures kick off with two university forums
IBON EVENTS | 6 September 2012 | Both the PUP and TSU lectures underscored the urgency of promoting nationalist economics not only in the academe but in every institution catering to Filipinos’ welfare and development.
IBON's nationalist economics lecture series was launched last week in forums held at the Tarlac State University (TSU) and the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP).
IBON in partnership with PUP Community Relations Office, the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT)-PUP, teachers' organization Interdisciplinary Forum (IDF), student academic organization Institute for Critical Studies (ICS) and the National Economic Protectionism Association (NEPA) spearheaded a lecture series dubbed PUP Aralin sa Kaunlaran ng Sambayanan (PAKSA) on August 31.
Attendees of the first of three lectures under PAKSA included PUP students and academe. Titled "Understanding Philippine Political Economy: Historical and Structural Approach", the opening forum discussed how neoliberalism has become a dominant element in current Philippine economic policy. IBON seminars head Mandy Felicia was main speaker while a panel of reactors from the fields of the humanities, business and economics gave their views on the topic.
Meanwhile, the IBON Partnership for Education and Development (IPED) in cooperation with the TSU conducted a Nationalist Economics forum attended by TSU students and faculty. IPED head Jazminda Lumang and senior writer John Paul Andaquig provided the audience with updates on the country's political and economic situation. The IPED is set to visit more colleges and universities nationwide in line with the lecture series, as well as the Bonifacio 150 commemoration.
Both the PUP and TSU lectures underscored the urgency of promoting nationalist economics not only in the academe but in every institution catering to Filipinos’ welfare and development. (end)