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The Foundation has for its Board of Advisers, former Prime Minister Cesar E.A. Virata, former Socio-Economic Planning Secretary Dr. Gerardo Sicat, National Scientist Dr. Raul Fabella, and former World Bank resident representative Thomas Allen.

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. Political Economist Calixto Chikiamco acts as President together with investment banker Eduardo Gana as Treasurer and Atty. Ricardo Balatbat as Corporate Secretary. Other Trustees include Monetary Board Member Dr. Felipe Medalla, former Finance Undersecretary Ma. Cecilia Soriano, corporate lawyer Perry Pe, investment bankers Simon Paterno, and Vaughn Montes, international trade law adviser Anthony Abad, urban land planning expert Dr. Art Corpuz, and U.P. Law Professor Joseph Angeles.

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The draft Constitution is terrible

August 13, 2018

INTROSPECTIVE By Calixto Chikiamco Business World | August 12, 2018   Scratch that; the draft Constitution drawn up by the Puno Consultative Commission, is uber-terrible. The draft Constitution is a 102-page boondoggle of a document. It’s verbose whereas good Constitutions are short and simple, just declaring the fundamental, nearly immutable law of the land. This […]


Legislation that Matters

August 6, 2018

INTROSPECTIVE by Romeo Bernardo Business World | August 5, 2018   Much drama accompanied the State of the Nation Address the other week. Hopes are high that action follows suit. There are grounds for optimism. We were pleasantly surprised by the President’s statesman-like demeanour as he articulated a clear legislative agenda for this Congress in its […]


Draft constitution ‘backward-looking’ – economic advocacy group

July 31, 2018

July 30, 2018   The Foundation for Economic Freedom calls for the lifting of foreign ownership restrictions and the removal of ‘protectionist’ provisions in the proposed charter. DRAFT CONSTITUTION. Senate President Vicente Sotto III receives from Consultative Committee Chairman Reynato Puno the draft copy of the proposed federal constitution. File photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB   […]