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FEF holds Forum on Amending the Economic Provisions of the Constitution

March 9, 2017

The Foundation for Economic Freedom in partnership with the Congressional Policy and Budget Research Department, PDP Laban Federalism Insitute, Stratebase ADRi Institute, and Democracy Watch held a Forum on Amending the Economic Provisions of the 1987 Constitution on March 8, 2017, at the Speaker Belmonte Hall, House of Representatives, Quezon City. Mr. Gary Teves of […]

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Categories: Charter Change / Competition / Economic Freedom / News

TPP beneficial for Philippine economic progress

October 28, 2015

Crossroads (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) October 28, 2015   Last week , I gave a backgrounder on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) (Crossroads, Oct. 14, 2015). I continue the discussion and move on to the important and inevitable question. Should we join TPP and what benefits are […]

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‘Philippines exclusion from TPP makes economic Cha-cha more urgent’

October 26, 2015

October 24, 2015 MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines’ non-inclusion in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade bloc has given Congress an impetus to push through with amending the economic provisions of the Constitution, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said yesterday. With the inability of the country to join the TPP, it has become more urgent for the […]

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FEF asks Congress for new push to liberalize foreign ownership rules

September 4, 2015

September 3, 2015 A THINK TANK which counts former senior economic ministers as its members has revived its call to lift restrictions on foreign ownership, saying there is “much to be gained” if the cap is relaxed. The House of Representatives in session — BW File Photo The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) pressed for […]

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Monopolies, duopolies hamper PH inclusive growth

August 24, 2015

August 3, 2015   MANILA, Philippines – Why does the Philippines continue to have high unemployment and underemployment rates despite the striking average economic growth of 6.5% for the past 5 years? Monopolies and duopolies in strategic sectors – like telecommunications, power distribution, shipping, air and seaports, as well as cement – are the reasons […]

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Categories: Calixto Chikiamco / Charter Change / Investment / News

Think tank ADRi backs economic Cha-cha

July 21, 2015

July 20, 2015 PH only ‘half open’ for business REGIONAL think tank Stratbase ADR Institute (ADRi) supports amending the restrictive economic provisions of the 1987 Constitution to fully unleash the growth potential of the Philippines. In a statement, ADRi said that the government has an opportunity to give “tuwid na daan” a lasting legacy by […]

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Clamor for economic Charter change grows

July 21, 2015

July 18, 2015   MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine Trade Foundation (PTF) has joined the clamor for amendments to economic restrictions in the 1987 Constitution, particularly with the Asean Economic Community integrating soon. PTF president Tony Lopa said the Aquino administration should support calls to amend the economic provision of the Constitution. By relaxing limitations […]

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CONNECT THE DOTS

July 13, 2015

Introspective by Calixto V. Chikiamco (Business World) July 12, 2015   Are the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), Charter Change (ChaCha), political and institutional reform, and inclusive growth connected to China’s threat to our national sovereignty, and if so, how are they connected? Yes, they are. They are all connected because they are about strengthening the […]

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Cha-cha no-vote: Palace hand or lack of numbers?

June 16, 2015

June 12, 2015   MANILA, Philippines – Leaders of the House of Representatives were able to muster 267 lawmakers to attend the last session day – more than the 217 affirmative votes needed to approve the Resolution of Both Houses No. 1, also known as economic Charter change. However, many lawmakers were surprised when Speaker […]

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Political Cha-cha nixed

June 4, 2015

June 3, 2015   MANILA, Philippines – There is no way proposals to amend political provisions of the Constitution can be slipped in on the sly in a House resolution calling for economic Charter change, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. said yesterday. Belmonte was commenting on reports that senators, while supportive of Resolution of Both House […]

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