Benedict is an agricultural economist, academician and writer. He has gained experience and expertise in various fields of economics, business, political science and public relations after through professional ventures in the academe, and in the public and private sectors. He has authored or co-authored key publications on topics ranging from agriculture and food security to global affairs and politics. 

 
Millennial Talk is about the insights coming from the younger generation.

Why do Filipinos who have the means to do prefer to buy a car instead of riding a bus, jeepney and UV Express shuttle van? Why would some prefer to pay more for Grab service instead of taking a bus, jeepney and UV Express shuttle van? It is because of the glaring absence of an effective, efficient and safe public transport system in the Philippines.

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The President's move to suspend all the gaming activities of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) came as a surprise to everyone. PCSO officials said that they would adhere to the President's orders while they appeal to him to let the agency continue its operations as an investigation is being conducted.

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For many years, commuters have been demanding from the government to work on creating a real public transport system not only for Metro Manila but also for the entire country. It is for this reason that the Duterte administration is embarking on two major programs to create the dream public transport network for the Philippines- “Build! Build! Build!,” which aims to construct more rail-based mass transport systems, and the jeepney fleet modernization program.

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The incident occurred at Reed Bank is, indeed, a tough time for the Philippines and the Filipino people. President Duterte remained calm several days after the incident since one wrong move can cause significant damage to the country and its people.

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Now that President Rodrigo Duterte is on the second half of his six-year term of office, he should utilize the opportunity of having favorable numbers in Congress to fulfill his programs and policies. 

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Masses are seemingly doing a better job than the "educated class" in choosing the right path for the country. 

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The upcoming midterm elections are an example of the politics of emotions in the Philippines. 

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Regardless of the results of the 2019 midterm elections, Rodrigo Duterte should now look forward to building his legacy as the President of the Philippines by fulfilling most or, if not, all of the promises that he made in 2016.

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The Philippines is on the hands of the Filipino voters with only just a few days before the National and Local midterm elections. Is it time to change the same old system of the Philippine Government?

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Through rice tariffication, the government will be able to finally address the need to modernize Philippine rice agriculture, and bring long overdue economic growth and development to rural communities.

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