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The Foundation has for its Board of Advisers, former Prime Minister Cesar E.A. Virata and former Socio-Economic Planning Secretary Dr. Gerardo Sicat. The Foundation is led by its Board of Trustees composed of former Finance Secretary Roberto de Ocampo, OBE as Chairman, and former Finance Undersecretary Romeo Bernardo as Vice-Chairman. Business columnist Mr. Calixto Chikiamco acts as President together with former Finance Secretary Ernest Leung as Treasurer and Atty. Ricardo Balatbat as Executive Director and Corporate Secretary. Other Trustees include Monetary Board member Dr. Felipe Medalla, former Presidential Adviser for Strategic Projects Gloria Tan-Climaco, corporate lawyer Perry Pe, investment bankers Simon Paterno, Eddie Gana, and Vaughn Montes, international trade law adviser Anthony Abad, and urban land planning expert Dr. Art Corpuz.

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Robredo says federalism may not be right solution to country’s problems

February 24, 2017

February 23, 2017   Vice President Leni Robredo said on Thursday that federalism might not be the right solution to the country’s problems. In a speech before the Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF), Robredo said federalism, in fact, would raise more questions than answers and might be “too drastic a remedy” that the country would […]


Land security to boost PH economy – US envoy

February 10, 2017

UNITED States Ambassador to Manila Sung Kim highlighted the importance of land tenure security and promised to continuously support the Philippines in unlocking the potential of land to stimulate investment.   LAND GOVERNANCE US Ambassador Sung Kim (center) talks to Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd (left) and Susan Brems of the US Agency for International […]

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Bam Aquino defends free tuition

February 10, 2017

February 10, 2017 Sen. Bam Aquino, proponent of the higher education bill that seeks to mandate tuition-free college education in state universities and colleges (SUCs), said majority of Filipino students who were not necessarily from the “poorest of the poor” still faced financial difficulties in paying for a higher education. Issuing a point-by-point rebuttal to […]