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Peak Oil: The Global Crisis of Diminishing Petroleum Supply and its Implications for the Philippines 
     Kelvin S. RODOLFO

Why Produce Ethanol from Sugarcane, in the Philippine Context 
     Teodoro C. MENDOZA

Demystifying Mainstream Economic Theory
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