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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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Government eases restrictions on agricultural free patents

March 14, 2019

March 14, 2019   A farmer uses a hand tractor to till his rice field at the foot of Mount Arayat in Pampanga in this file photo.   Farmers holding agricultural free patents may now sell their land or use it as collateral after President Duterte signed a measure that removed Commonwealth-era restrictions on lands […]

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Duterte signs law removing the restrictions on agricultural free patents

March 14, 2019

March 14, 2019 (Updated March 15, 2019)   President Rodrigo Duterte signs the Agricultural Free Patent Reform Act or Republic Act (RA) No. 11231 that removes Commonwealth-era restrictions on agricultural free patents under the Public Land Act of 1936. These restrictions include the 1) prohibition to sell and mortgage the land within the first five […]

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Economic experts to help in transition to BARMM

March 11, 2019

March 11, 2019   A group of finance and economics experts expressed strong support and commitment to help in the transition of the newly installed Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito G. Galvez Jr. (OPAPP / MANILA BULLETIN) “We look forward on working closely with the Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) […]

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