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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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Foundation for Economic Freedom named a finalist for Atlas Network’s 2019 Templeton Freedom Award

September 11, 2019

For decades, agricultural patent holders in the Philippines were prohibited from selling their land or using it as collateral because of Commonwealth-era legal restrictions that ignored the developing needs of the country’s economy. Thanks to the work of the Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF), a new law has removed these antiquated legal constraints, opening up […]


‘Innovative Iloilo’ roadmap aims to tap technology, science for better local governance

June 25, 2019

June 25, 2019 By Emme Rose S. Santiagudo, Correspondent   BW File photo THE DEPARTMENT of Science and Technology (DoST) and stakeholders in Iloilo City are working on the “Innovative Iloilo” plan, a roadmap towards better governance using science, technology and innovations (STI). “In 2017, Iloilo City was named as one of the 25 digital cities in […]


Strong West Visayas economy a magnet to banking investors

June 23, 2019

June 23, 2019 By Tara Yap  ILOILO CITY — The strong economy of the Western Visayas region is a magnet for investment in the banking sector, a top bank executive believes. Alfonso L. Salcedo Jr., President and CEO Security Bank Corp. (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO) “Western Visayas continues to amaze and it is only a matter […]