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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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Dr. Ramon Clarete talks about PH rice policy: Liberalize rice importation!

May 27, 2016 READ MORE

Duterte urged: Remove NFA monopoly in rice trade

May 23, 2016

May 23, 2016   A GROUP of prominent economists has called on incoming President Rodrigo R. Duterte to scrap the present policy of allowing the National Food Authority (NFA) to monopolize the importation of rice, urging instead the liberalization of the process as a means of making food more affordable to the poor. The Foundation […]


BSP, execs welcome Duterte economic agenda

May 17, 2016

May 17, 2016   The honeymoon period has started for Rodrigo Duterte, the unorthodox Davao City mayor who is bound to be the next CEO of the land, with economic and business leaders optimistic that the newly unveiled economic agenda would allow the country to remain in the sweet spot.“The initial announcement of [Duterte’s] eight-point […]