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The Foundation has for its Board of Advisers, former Prime Minister Cesar E.A. Virata and former Socio-Economic Planning Secretary Dr. Gerardo Sicat. 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. Business columnist Mr. Calixto Chikiamco acts as President together with former Finance Secretary Ernest Leung as Treasurer and Atty. Ricardo Balatbat as Executive Director and Corporate Secretary. Other Trustees include Monetary Board member Dr. Felipe Medalla, former Presidential Adviser for Strategic Projects Gloria Tan-Climaco, corporate lawyer Perry Pe, investment bankers Simon Paterno, Eddie Gana, and Vaughn Montes, international trade law adviser Anthony Abad, and urban land planning expert Dr. Art Corpuz.

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Land security to boost PH economy – US envoy

February 10, 2017

UNITED States Ambassador to Manila Sung Kim highlighted the importance of land tenure security and promised to continuously support the Philippines in unlocking the potential of land to stimulate investment.   LAND GOVERNANCE US Ambassador Sung Kim (center) talks to Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd (left) and Susan Brems of the US Agency for International […]

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Bam Aquino defends free tuition

February 10, 2017

February 10, 2017 Sen. Bam Aquino, proponent of the higher education bill that seeks to mandate tuition-free college education in state universities and colleges (SUCs), said majority of Filipino students who were not necessarily from the “poorest of the poor” still faced financial difficulties in paying for a higher education. Issuing a point-by-point rebuttal to […]

Philippine's President Rodrigo Duterte gestures as he answers a question during a press conference at the Malacanang palace in Manila on January 30, 2017. 
Philippine's President Rodrigo Duterte on January 30, 2017 extended his deadly drug war until the last day of his term in 2022, but conceded the police force acting as his frontline troops was "corrupt to the core". Thousands of people have died in the crackdown that began when Duterte took office in the middle of last year, with rights groups warning police are carrying out extrajudicial killings not just to fight crime but to aid their own corrupt activities. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / NOEL CELIS

Trade organizations rally behind economic-reform proposals

February 10, 2017

February 9, 2017 The different industry or business associations, whether foreign or local, recently urged Malacañang to prioritize particular legislative measures, especially the lifting of the constitutional restrictions on foreign ownership and amendments to the bank-secrecy law. The petition is sought for inclusion as priority item for discussion at the next meeting of the Legislative-Executive […]