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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, former Finance Secretary Ernest Leung, 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 new ‘taxi’

August 8, 2017

August 8, 2017 The franchise requirement of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) for transport network vehicle service (TNVS) providers operating within the system of transport network companies (TNCs) like Uber and Grab, should be non-negotiable. It is a requirement that clearly serves the interest of riding public. The franchise is, among others, […]


Continuity plus plus

August 5, 2017

SOCIAL CLIMATE by Mahar Mangahas Philippine Daily Inquirer | August 5, 2017   Continuity plus plus” is how Governor Nestor A. Espenilla Jr. described his intentions for the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in his speech “Building on built foundations: continuity and change” before the Foundation for Economic Freedom last week. To me, the plus […]


Economic experts ‘disappointed’ after Duterte OKs free tuition in SUCs

August 4, 2017

August 4, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) on Friday, August 4, expressed disappointment over President Rodrigo Duterte’s signing of the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act – a law opposed by his economic managers. “The approval is disappointing given the powerful arguments advanced by his economic managers about the anti-poor aspects […]