Monthly Archives: May 2014

Why Philosophy

It would seem very likely that many persons who were present at the last commencement ceremonies of the University of the Philippines were unaware of it; but on April 27, 2014, the UP made history. For the first time in its one hundred six years of existence it gave its first doctoral degree in Philosophy. […]

Fertility Rates and Death Rates

I wish to make a couple of comments on an article that was published in the Inquirer May 2, 2014 entitled “Fertility Rate Down but Mothers Dying”. The article began with these assertions: “The good news on total fertility rate (TFR) in the Philippines is that it has been cut by more than half in […]