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, incumbent Usec. Francisco Varela of DepEd, former Presidential Adviser for Strategic Projects Gloria Tan-Climaco, investment bankers Simon Paterno, Eddie Gana, and Vaughn Montes, international trade law adviser Anthony Abad, and urban land planning expert Dr. Art Corpuz.
August 11, 2015 THE PUBLIC Private Partnership (PPP) Governing Board should have more private sector representatives, an advocacy organization said during a technical working group panel meeting on the PPP Act at the Senate last week. The infrastructure Policy group Program Head of the Foundation for Economic Freedom, lawyer Elaine Marie M. Collado, said […]READ MORE
August 3, 2015 MANILA, Philippines – Why does the Philippines continue to have high unemployment and underemployment rates despite the striking average economic growth of 6.5% for the past 5 years? Monopolies and duopolies in strategic sectors – like telecommunications, power distribution, shipping, air and seaports, as well as cement – are the reasons […]READ MORE
July 20, 2015 PH only ‘half open’ for business REGIONAL think tank Stratbase ADR Institute (ADRi) supports amending the restrictive economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution to fully unleash the growth potential of the Philippines. In a statement, ADRi said that the government has an opportunity to give “tuwid na daan” a lasting legacy by […]READ MORE