This volume is significant for two reasons. First, it introduces the new Editorial Board members who will be providing direction and guidance to the Philippine Journal of Development (PJD) in the next five years. Second, it also introduces some changes in format. We redesigned the cover, adjusted the journal’s dimensions, and improved the layout. All of these are meant to make the PJD more user friendly to its readers. This combined volume, which consists of eight articles, includes topics on Pacific Alliance for the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific, liberalizing trade in APEC environmental goods, Philippines-United States free trade agreement on trade in goods, services-manufacturing linkage, competitiveness of Philippine services, stock market development in the Philippines, domestic resource cost in Philippine agriculture, and health accounts estimates of the Philippines.