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.
April 12, 2017 MANILA – Rice prices could go up if government bans imports of the staple grain, a trade advocacy group composed of former economic managers said. The Foundation for Economic Freedom also urged President Rodrigo Duterte to liberalize the rice trade by removing the “monopoly” of the National Food Authority on imports. The […]READ MORE
April 13, 2017 Due To Rice Import Suspension MANILA, Philippines – The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) is warning of “significant shortages” and “increased rice prices” in the country following President Duterte’s recent order to suspend rice importation. In a statement issued yesterday, the FEF called on President Duterte to reverse his decision to stop […]READ MORE
April 12, 2017 MANILA – A public advocacy organization is calling on the Duterte administration to rethink its rice importation policy, describing it as “dangerous.” In a statement, the Foundation for Economic Freedom said stopping all rice importation may lead to shortages and increased rice prices. “We believe that neither policy allowing the National Food […]READ MORE