Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Weekly Homework (Economics, Summer 2015)

Attention: Econ students

1. Kindly check your weekly homework. Please follow the guidelines (below) when submitting your handwritten report in a recycled short bond paper; margin, one inch (top, bottom, left, right) 
No deadline extension.

Write your,

Name and Course/Year:
Weekly Homework Number: ___

Class Schedule and Date Submitted:
Title of economic/business article/s:

Then, comply the following after reading the assigned economic/business article/s:

a. What are the words and phrases you find hard to understand? Please provide your initial understanding of these words and phrases.
b. Do you have a hard time understanding these words and phrases? Why or why not?
c. Provide a brief analysis of the economic/business article/s. The analysis could be visual or written.

Deadline every Monday.

2. For your online exercises:  No deadline extension.

Principles of Economics by Arnold Set (textbook+APLIA code)  
                 888.00 regular price less 10% discount upon showing School ID
Principles of Economics by Arnold APLIA code only        
                 670.00 net of discount

Grace Period: Ends at the end of the day on 04.27.15
Textbook: Economics by Arnold
Student Registration URL:

Course Key: 2R66-BDD6-6QEE  D77B-GMHD-9RKW 

REMEMBER: Student account. Students must use a standard email address, example:  (ex.

3. Grading System: 

35% - Long  (Major) Examinations
25% - Aplia (Online Exercises)
30% - Terminal Report/s
10% - Class Participation (Homework and seatwork)
100% - Total

4. Terminal Report:  

Terminal Report: Four (4) members per group (i.e. interviewer, documentor, photographer, writer) 

Part I. Look for two articles about the current state of Philippine agricultural sector or anything related to Philippine agriculture, identify the source (author, title, date published and link), and comply the following:

a.) Summary of the articles (separate per article)
b.) Lessons learned (separate per article)

Part II. Visit at least two (2) public market and identify the location (Cebu City and province), estimated size, consumers income bracket, day and time of interview. Interview two (2) vendors per public market and find out whether they are selling imported or locally produced agricultural products. Make a list of these products, the countries where they are imported from,  as well as their prices. Do the same for the local products and identify the origin of locally produced agricultural products.

Interview three (3) consumers: 1 male preferably husband, 1 female preferably wife, and a young adolescent preferably 18 to 24 years old . Ask them what agricultural products they usually buy. Do they know if these products are locally produced or imported? Which do they prefer? Why?

Write a narrative report on your trip. How does this affect the local producers? What can you say about the state of the country's agricultural sector? What do you think will happen to our agricultural productivity once the Asean Economic Community (AEC) will start implementing zero tariff to agricultural products within the Asean region?

Submit your handwritten report in a recycled short bond paper, with your name, course and year, class schedule, name of teacher. Attached photos of your visit.

Deadline: May 18. 2015  


Weekly 1, April 13-17, 2015: homework #1
Rice supply up 26.9%; corn drops and Various Rice Industry Multistakeholders Reject NFA Privatization (Note: analysis should be comparative

Weekly 2, April 20-24, 2015: homework #2
Manila Water rate cut after arbitration and As water firms question MWSS decision: junking concession agreement more urgent (Note: analysis should be comparative)

Weekly 3, April 27-May 1,2015: homework #3

MIDTERM April 29-30, 2015
Good teacher, bad practitioner and Nurturing SMEs, the Japanese way (Note: analysis should be comparative)

Weekly 4, May 4-8, 2015: homework #4

The risks of a rising peso and Strength noted amid growth risks (Note: analysis should be comparative)

Weekly 5, May 11-15, 2015: homework #5

Weekly 6, May 18-22, 2015: homework #6

FINAL EXAM May 21 - 22

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