Public Policy | Volume 18 (2017)

The University of the Philippines Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS) presents the 18th volume of the Public Policy Journal (PPJ), which includes articles on ocean-based blue economy, conservation financing, human rights of Sama-Bajao people, food security, land use planning, directed credit approach, and knowledge-based development and governance.

For inquiries on acquiring printed copies of the volume, contact Mr. Joseph Cruzado at [email protected].

Editor’s Note by Maria Victoria Ortega-Espaldon, Ph.D., Issue Editor


Valuing and Managing the Philippines’ Marine Resources toward a Prosperous Ocean-Based Blue Economy by Rhodora V. Azanza, Porfirio M. Aliño, Reniel B. Cabral, Marie Antonette Juinio-Meñez, Ernesto M. Pernia, Ronald U. Mendoza, and Charles S. Siriban

Potentials of Conservation Financing in Planning for Areas with High Biodiversity Value in the Philippines by Ricardo M. Sandalo and Almira Geles B. Lumbres

Marine-Oriented Sama-Bajao People and Their Search for Human Rights by Aurora Roxas-Lim

Vulnerability and Communities’ Adaptive Capacities for Food Security: Implications for Land Use Policy in the Santa Cruz Watershed, Laguna, Philippines by Agnes C. Rola, Dulce D. Elazegui, Girlie Nora A. Abrigo, Cristino L. Tiburan, Jr., Jose Nestor M. Garcia, Zenaida M. Sumalde, and Manolo G. Villano

Reclaiming Social Equity in Land Use Planning for Sustainable Cities by Kristian Karlo C. Saguin, Christopher John Chanco, Aildrene Israel S. Tan, and Arnisson Andre C. Ortega

Revitalizing Directed Credit Approach: Lessons Learned from the Department of Agriculture’s Sikat Saka Program by Karen P. Quilloy and Jan Danica S. Asma

Knowledge-Based Development and Governance: Challenges and Recommendations to the Duterte Administration, 2016–2022 by the University of the Philippines