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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

Food on the table

February 17, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) February 17, 2016   There are many urgent reasons why agriculture has to be a major priority of the next administration. Most of our people are in it and are poor. We cannot hope to deal with our poverty problem without addressing agricultural concerns. To be […]

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To next year’s president: Slash government

December 11, 2015

Trade Tripper by Jemy Gatdula (Business World) December 10, 2015   Last Dec. 2, I spoke at the University of Asia and the Pacific’s Business Economics Club 2015 Year-end Business Economics Briefing. The theme this year was “2016: New Normal or New Mediocre.” It was apt, coming off a horrible 2015, even by merely using […]

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Categories: Competition / Investment / Jemy Gatdula / Opinion

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Simplify, simplify, simplify

December 10, 2015

Like It Is by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) December 10, 2015   I wonder if anyone reads my columns. In “Give the consumer a break” (11/12/15), I pointed out that consumers pay double what they should for rice because of the National Food Authority and a foolish policy of self-sufficiency in a market where […]

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership as a presidential campaign issue

October 30, 2015

Trade Tripper by Jemy Gatdula (Business World) October 29, 2015   Just to continue the point made in my previous article on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP; “Should The Philippines Join The TPP?” Oct. 16), what is to be emphasized — ironically, despite the title — is not whether the Philippines should indeed join (we should, […]

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Categories: Competition / Jemy Gatdula / Opinion

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World Bank recommends: Open up shipping, rice, telecommunications sectors

October 30, 2015

Shipping containers are stacked at the Manila International Container Port. EDD GUMBAN/File photo October 30, 2015 MANILA, Philippines – The World Bank is urging the country to open up its telecommunications, shipping, and rice industries to more competition locally and internationally to increase competitiveness and attract more foreign investments. Karl Kendrick Chua, senior country economist […]

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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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Categories: Charter Change / Competition / Gerardo Sicat / Opinion / P-NOY

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Harnessing ICT for development

October 28, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) October 28, 2015   We may love our smart phones and we may have made the country the text capital of the world. But in general, we still have this love, hate and fear relationship with ICT. We love it when it works, hate it when […]

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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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‘Excessive public holidays hurt the economy and the financial system’

October 21, 2015

Crossroads (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) October 21, 2015   On more than one occasion, I have written about our holiday policies. I consider them anachronistic. Too many holidays are disruptive of the economy’s forward progress. Cost of excessive holidays to the productive base. A reasonable set […]

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