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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, 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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LMB adds drones as tool for land survey

January 26, 2018

January 26, 2018 The Land Management Bureau (LMB) recently issued LMB Memorandum Circular (LMC) No. 2017-003 adopting the alternative use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, in conducting land surveys, effective today, January 26. The Philippines is one of the pioneers in Asia to use drones for land surveying, and subsequently for […]


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 […]