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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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Economists: Senate’s diluted tax package can’t help poor

October 30, 2017

October 30, 2017 An advocacy group for good economic governance has appealed to the Senate to reassess its stance on fuel taxes and other tax exemptions in order to preserve the revenue and infrastructure goals of the Duterte administration. In a press statement, the Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) aired concern that the revenue projection […]


Economists urge retention of TRAIN revenue goal

October 28, 2017

October 28, 2017 MANILA, Philippines — The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) has appealed to the Senate to preserve the revenue goals of the first package of the tax reform program,which it claims are essential in funding the key programs of the Duterte administration. In a statement, FEF said it fully supports the passage of […]


Strategies to strengthen land use planning pushed

October 27, 2017

October 27, 2017 MANILA – An urban regional planner is pushing for a three-pronged strategy to strengthen land use planning, including physical and digital nationwide connectivity. Arturo Corpuz, Trustee of the Foundation for Economic Freedom, said the country’s National Physical Framework Plan (NPFP) should focus on maximizing connectivity within one to two hours interval. “Because […]