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Dr. Tereso S. Tullao

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     This webliography consists of articles, notes, researches and writings done by Dr.Tereso S. Tullao which are accessible on the net.

     "Tereso S. Tullao, Jr. is a professor of economics at De La Salle University-Manila (DLSU). He has been connected with the university since 1973 as a teacher, department chair and dean. He was formerly dean of the College of Business and Economics of DLSU from 1996-2001. He earned his Ph.D. in international economics and MA in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA. He also has an MA degree in Development Education from Stanford University, California, USA, while his undergraduate degree in economics was earned from De La Salle University-Manila, Philippines. As a teacher, he was cited as one of the most outstanding teachers in the Philippines in 1993 by the Metrobank Foundation. As a researcher-writer, he has published a number of textbooks, monographs and research articles on economic development, economics of education and international economic relations. Two of his published works were given the National Book Award by the Manila Critic circle. His current research interests include, among others, the role of human capital in development, trade in professional services, and the impact of globalization on various sectors of society including education and health. Currently he writes a weekly column in the Manila Bulletin, a leading daily in the Philippines, on business and economics topics." Source:

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Are Filipino Professionals Ready to Meet International Competition
[Retrieved July 3, 2007]

This notes is based on PASCN Discussion Paper No. 2000-01 entitled "An evaluation on the readiness of the Filipino professionals to meet international standards" by the same author under the auspices of the Philippine APEC Study Center Network (PASCN). It reviews the current process of preparing, developing and upgrading Filipino professionals in the context of international competition and suggests various courses of action to help improve said process.

Can the Philippines' Human Resource Base Meet the Challenge of a Liberalized Financial Sector?
[Retrieved July 3, 2007]

Written by Leila Calderon, Cheryl Villanueva and Tereso Tullao Jr., this Policy Notes will look into and provide some answers to questions with regard to the soft infrastructure of the economy�the availability and quality of human resources�does the Philippines have a sufficient supply of professionals who are capable of meeting the human resource requirements of domestic and foreign financial corporations in an integrated world economy?

The Competitiveness of Our Librarians and IT Professionals
[Retrieved July 3, 2007:]

Published in the Manila Bulletin dated Aug. 26, 2002, this article discussed the status of librarianship in the Philippines. The author wrote that �if we cannot prevent the egress of Filipino librarians, we should transform our library science education into world-class academic programs as a means of preparing Filipino librarians for global employment. Aside from improving our academic programs, local librarians should work towards mutual recognition agreements with other countries so that education and other related experience earned in this country be recognized and find appropriate equivalency with the professional requirements in other countries."

Does Domestic Regulation Promote Globally Competitive Filipino Professionals and Educational Services?
[Retrieved July 3, 2007]

"This Policy Notes examines the situation in the Philippines by looking at the functions and powers of the two major regulatory bodies for professional and educational services in the country, namely, the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and assessing how the regulations they have set affect the quality of global competitiveness of Philippine higher education and professionals, and how said regulations are consistent (inconsistent) with the goal of the GATS."

Domestic Regulation and the Trade in Services : the Role of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC)'tullao%20tereso'
[Retrieved July 3, 2006]

"The study traces the various perspectives in the formulation of domestic regulation from market imperfections, exclusion of markets and asymmetric information. It identified the regulatory functions, and assessed the powers of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) pertaining to the entry of foreign professionals and service providers. The assessment includes comparison with the GATS prescription that domestic regulation should be reasonable, objective, transparent, not burdensome than necessary and should not be used as restriction of trade. Drawn from the need to address the problem of asymmetric information in the delivery of professional services for public interest and consumer protection, the study recommends various ways of refocusing the regulatory functions of CHED and PRC ."

An Evaluation on the Readiness of Filipino Professionals to Meet International Competition'tullao%20tereso'
[Retrieved July 3, 2007]

"The study is an evaluation of the extent and quality of the various forms of investments in human capital in the formation of Filipino professionals in terms of professional competence, professional preparation and continuing professional education. The competence of professionals was evaluated in terms of the current state of higher education in the Philippines in general and the curricular programs of various professions in particular. Professional preparation, on the other hand, was evaluated in terms of the licensing requirements of various professions while continuing professional education (CPE) was evaluated in terms of the features and weaknesses of the current (CPE) programs supervised by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and various professional organizations ."

Human Resource Requirements of the Financial Sector Under a Liberalized Regime
[Retrieved July 3, 2007]

"This study looked at the human resource requirements of the financial sector under a liberalized regime within the (GATS) framework. The study covered the personnel requirements of the banking, stock brokerage and insurance sub-sectors. Using key informants, the study identified the human resource requirements of the financial sub-sectors in terms of educational attainment, technical skills and competencies, work experience and personal characteristics. In addition, it reviewed the finance curriculum of various undergraduate and graduate programs in selected academic institutions as well as special training programs offered by various financial organizations. Part of the evaluation is the identification of gaps between the finance curriculum and the requirements of the finance service industry."

Issues and Prospects on the Movement of Natural Persons and Human Capital in the Philippine-American Economic Relations
[Retrieved July 3, 2007]

"This discussion paper of Dr. Tereso Tullao and Michael Angelo A. Cortez, states �that the United States of America is the top trading partner of the Philippines and also the top destination of highly skilled and professional Filipino workers. It explores the possibility of a free trade agreement (FTA) that covers the asymmetries of the two countries in labor, services and human resources development, particularly educational services. The existing FTAs of the U.S. were examined to seek for provisions the Philippines may adopt for a freer movement of natural persons. However, there are barriers inherent in the U.S. immigration and recent U.S. Congressional pronouncements to uphold the primacy of their immigration policy, thus, no more similar liberal agreements could be entered into. Issues on the movement of workers, particularly mutual recognition, accreditation, taxation and the refund of social security contributions were raised. For the educational sector, the issue of public subsidy and national treatment of foreign service providers were also brought up to clarify the objective of bringing access to students."

Movement of Natural Persons Between the Philippines and Japan : Issues and Prospects
[Retrieved July 3, 2007]

"Historically, the economic relations between the Philippines and Japan have been shaped by factors leading to the movements of goods, capital and people. Lately, the interspatial transfer of people has been defined by the asymmetric needs of each country. Considering the demographic changes in Japan, particularly its ageing population, and the Philippines� excess labor and the ability to train health workers, this paper explores the possibility of meeting the asymmetric needs of both countries, examines how welfare and protection can be promoted, and analyzes the impact on productivity enhancements to both countries."