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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.

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Mapping Land Titles From the Sky

January 11, 2017

January 11, 2017   Can drones help solve the complex problem of recognizing property claims in the Philippines? Jaime Faustino proudly describes the scene: people huddled around a picnic table in Cordova, a small island municipality in the Philippines, drawing lines around their homes on a high-resolution map. A drone flying overhead created the map […]


Wishes for the economy in 2017

January 9, 2017

As we welcome the new year, it is good to note that business confidence in the Philippines remains high despite “political noise” and uncertainties here and abroad. This is grounded on solid economic fundamentals, resiliency of the economy, and faith in an empowered economic team heading the DoF, NEDA, DBM, and DTI.   This confidence […]


Land Management Bureau Launches Training Guide for Resource Persons and Facilitators on Public Land Titling

December 15, 2016

December 15, 2016   METRO MANILA – The Land Management Bureau (LMB), in partnership with the Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) and Australian Aid (AusAid) – The Asia Foundation (TAF) Partnership, launches the Training Guide for Resource Persons and Facilitators on Public Land Titling last December 5 during the Assessment Workshop on DENR-LGU Partnership in […]