Selected Essays

Shifting paradigms in financial development: the rise of private housing bonds in the Philippines’, May 2017
As developing countries reach higher levels of economic development, private lenders take on a more participative role in the mortgage-backed securities market, helping the state to achieve its goals in housing finance. 

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‘The Hard Fruits of Labour’
The Huffington Post, July 2017
At a time of great precarity, the world’s youth could be a major agent for change.

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‘Pedal Politics’
BikeVibe London, March 2017
London cycling has become an incredibly politicised topic. In this essay, Sai Villafuerte examines the city’s cycling culture.

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‘Shifting paradigms in Filipino Design’
Purveyr (Issue 3), April 2017
As the middle-class expands, the demand for better design becomes increasingly apparent. This essay uses the Philippines as a case in point.

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‘Rodrigo Duterte: The Double-Edged Sword’
The Huffington Post, August 2016
The Philippine president’s unconventional approach to politics has split the country into two. This fine line can either make or break the country.

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