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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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Business groups urge Palace to sign the rice tariffication measure

January 22, 2019

January 21, 2019   NINE major business organizations pressed President Rodrigo R. Duterte to sign legislation on his desk liberalizing rice imports and imposing a series of tariffs on imported rice, as a means to ensure food is affordable for most of the population. Citing the need to “balance the interests of both producers and […]

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Think-tank backs Bangsamoro Organic Law

January 22, 2019

January 16, 2019 MANILA – Economic think-tank Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) said on Wednesday it supports the Bangsamoro Organic Law.  In a statement, the FEF said the proposed law addresses many of the grievances behind the decades-long conflict in Muslim Mindanao, and provides a solid foundation for achieving lasting peace and increased prosperity in […]

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Congress Passes Agricultural Free Patent Reform Act

December 12, 2018

December 12, 2018   Both the Senate and the House have ratified the bicameral report of the Agricultural Free Patent Reform Act under Senate Bill 1454 and House Bill 8078, paving the way for its passage into law. The Agricultural Free Patent Reform Act removes the Commonwealth-era restrictions on agricultural free patents imposed under the […]

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