So, last Friday I got to attend the forum organized by UPSE and Ayala about the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program. I have to say that it was a very nice experience to see so many talented and experienced individuals in the field of Economics in one room. It’s times like those that I become inspired to continue studying in Econ. Now, to go back to our topic in CWTS and to recap, our group was charged with the creation of a matrix about the various Bilateral Investment Treaties that the Philippines had signed. As of now, we were able to compile and review about 35 of them and I learned a lot about Investment Treaties just by reading them. And I hope that when we present our report this coming Monday, you too would be able to learn what a BIT is and how it works. I also hope that you would be able to enjoy what we have in store for you, so just you wait!
Now that this sem is about to end, I feel kind of sad yet relieved and happy at the same time. I’m kind of sad because I won’t be able to go back to our NGO but happy because our job is finally finished and I think we did it adequately. One day, I’ll be able to look back at this experience and say to myself, “I did that. I was part of an NGO.” Through this course, I was able to help society even in the littlest of ways. I also learned a lot, not only about Economic-related stuff but also things that I learned from the various experiences that I encountered here in CWTS Econ. So for that, I am very thankful. So, I guess this is the very last time I’ll be posting in this blog, so see you around..