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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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Would ending endo contribute to inclusive economic growth?

October 21, 2016

October 20, 2016 Yesterday, because of my executive background in People and Organization Management and Development, I eagerly attended the forum sponsored by Foundation for Economic Freedom about the impact of “Ending Endo” to our economic growth. Understandably, most participants comprise of business people, expats, representatives from  the academe, NGOs and foreign embassies. I was […]


Ex-economic ministers say tax reform goals ‘feasible’

October 12, 2016

October 12, 2016 THE Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) said the DoF’s proposed tax reform policies lay a solid foundation for inclusive growth. An advocacy group made up of former government technocrats and academics, the FEF said in a statement that “the proposed legislative program creates a solid foundation for the government’s vision of inclusive […]


Economic, fiscal and energy policies of the Duterte administration

October 7, 2016

October 7, 2016 The new administration of President Rodrigo Duterte will turn 100 days old this week. The basis for its assessment is still sketchy and raw, so one way to further assess it later is to see some baseline figures when it assumed office.Stratbase-Albert del Rosario Institute (ADRi) conducted a forum last Sept. 28 […]