Externals pulls first-ever National Economics Summit

By Stefanie Go

College students from various economics organizations in different universities around the Metro gathered last September 17, 2011 for the first-ever National Economics Summit (NES). The event, spearheaded by the External Affairs Committee and held at the U.P. Engineering Theater, focused on the discussion of Philippine development, education, and labor.

The speakers included Professor Emeritus Solita “Winnie” Monsod, former Department of Education Undersecretary Juan Miguel Luz, Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz, and National Economics Development Authority Director-General, Dr. Cayetano Paderanga, Jr.

The participating organizations, which included Adamson University’s AUSES and ADUBES, Ateneo’s AEA and MEcO, DLSU’s EconOrg, FEU’s Ecosoc, JRU’s Ecosoc, PLM’s Ecosoc, PUP’s Economics Research Society, San Beda’s Ecosoc, St. Scholastica’s EconOrg, UA&P’s BEA, UP’s OBEM, and UST’s Artlets Economics Society and Ecosoc, ended the summit by formulating a statement. This took a stand on the issues discussed.

The NES was part of Ecosoc Month 2011, representing the Society’s thrust of excellence.

Photo by Chiara Buergo

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