This volume consists of articles on agriculture, the oil industry, and telecommunications. The first article studies the employment generation potential of the rice value chain in Mlang, North Cotabato. The second article focuses on the policies, problems, and priorities of the fertilizer industry in the Philippines. The third article evaluates the impact of oil price shocks on a developing and a net oil-importing economy like the Philippines. The last article on Philippine telecommunications laws and regulations examines the regulatory and policy reforms needed in order for the Philippines to quality for emerging trade agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership.