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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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81 Agricultural Free Patents distributed in Mainit, Surigao del Norte

June 13, 2017

June 13, 2017 Eighty-one (81) residents of Mainit, Surigao del Norte (SDN) received their land titles during a title distribution event in the province last May 30. Agricultural Free Patents were distributed by officers from the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) and Registry of Deeds (ROD) present in the event. As part of […]


Agricultural Free Patent Reform Act Approved on Second Reading

May 26, 2017

    May 24 2017 – The Senate approved on second reading the bill seeking to remove restrictions on Agricultural Free Patents authored by Senators Richard Gordon, Paolo Benigno Aquino, and Cynthia Villar. Senate Bill No. 1454 under Committee Report No. 79, was sponsored by Justice and Human Rights Chairman Senator Richard Gordon on May […]


NDF demands free land for farmers; alarm raised

May 23, 2017

May 20, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) has expressed alarm over the Duterte administration’s alleged  inclination to give in to the National Democratic Front (NDF)’s demand of free land for farmers as part of the peace talks, saying this is not a solution to poverty. The government peace panel and […]