The Constitutional Basis of an Independent Foreign Policy
     Wilfrido V. VILLACORTA

Historical Review of the Concept, Issues and Proposals on an Independent Foreign Policy for the Philippines: 1955-1988 
     Rene DE CASTRO

The Philippine Long-Term External Environment 
     Serafin D. TALISAYON

An Agenda for an Advocacy-oriented Foreign Policy Making Structure 
     Segundo E. ROMERO

An Alternative Model for Filipino Production Relations 
     Dennis M. ARROYO

Trade with Socialist Countries: An Evaluation of Past-Experiences and Recommendations for the Future 
     Adelardo ABLES

Toward a Leapfrogging Strategy for National Self-Reliance in Science and Technology
     Roger POSADAS and Celso R. ROQUE

A Perspective of National Security: Speech before Group of 40
     Jose T. ALMONTE

The AFP Self-reliant Defense Posture (SRDP) Program: Leading the National towards a New Direction 
     Danilo LAZO and Juanita MERCADER

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