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. 

 
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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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The policy failure on agriculture is a result of administrations between those of Ferdinand Marcos and of Rodrigo Duterte ignoring the role being played by the agriculture and fisheries sector in ensuring food security, price stability and national economic development.

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I am more than convinced that the political will and resolve of President Duterte and his administration will make the "Boracay story" possible on Laguna de Bay.

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