About Us

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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Latest News

World Bank to Philippines: Create land-valuation office

April 21, 2016

April 18, 2016   Nearly half of all land parcels in the Philippines remain untitled due to lack of documentation and the slow process in land titling, according to the World Bank. In its recently released East Asia and the Pacific Update, the World Bank said about 11 million, out of the total of 24 […]


SEC bats for national ID system vs dirty money

April 1, 2016

April 1, 2016   Besides easing the bank secrecy law, the Philippines should legislate a national identification system to combat money laundering more effectively and to improve government delivery of services, according to the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). SEC Chair Teresita Herbosa, also cochair of the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC), on […]


Stronger law vs laundering urged

March 29, 2016

March 28, 2016 The Senate Blue Ribbon committee, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), and the AMLC are conducting separate investigations on the alleged money laundering cases involving Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC), Jupiter – Makati branch manager Maia Santos-Deguito (in photo), businessman Kim Wong, among others. AP/Bullit Marquez, file   MANILA, Philippines – Public advisory […]