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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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Easier land titling to hog DENR’s 1st land summit

January 13, 2018

January 13, 2018 Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has expressed hope that the National Land Summit to be held this month will help address uncertainty, complexity and other problems associated with land ownership, with concerned government agencies working together to make land titling easier and faster. “Land titling is an issue that has hounded our country’s […]


Ma’am Karen’s burden

November 29, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco The Philippine Star | November 29, 2017   I have ridiculed the transport department for having too many lawyers and not enough engineers calling the shots. But it seems they just have the wrong kind of lawyers. After hearing UP Law and Harvard trained Atty Karen Jimeno discuss how […]


FEF holds 2nd Paderanga-Varela Memorial Lecture; Pushes for stronger land use policies

November 23, 2017

November 23, 2017 The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) held its 2nd Paderanga-Varela Memorial Lecture last October 25 in Makati City with theme “On A National Land Policy in the Philippines and What It Means to the National Land Use Act”. The National Land Use Act (NALUA), which has been pending in Congress for more […]