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Econ experts laud tax reform plan

September 17, 2017

September 17, 2017 “The comprehensive tax reform program lays a solid foundation for the government’s vision of inclusive growth, improved public services and improved purchasing power among consumers,” the group of economic experts said.   MANILA, Philippines — The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) has expressed support for the tax reform program being pushed by […]

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Economists appeal against dilution of PH tax reform package

September 15, 2017

September 15, 2017 The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF), an advocacy group for good economic governance and market-friendly reforms, has appealed to the Senate to adopt the Duterte administration’s tax reform framework, noting this package would help the country sustain an annual economic growth of at least 7 percent in the coming years. “We fully […]

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The new ‘taxi’

August 8, 2017

August 8, 2017 The franchise requirement of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) for transport network vehicle service (TNVS) providers operating within the system of transport network companies (TNCs) like Uber and Grab, should be non-negotiable. It is a requirement that clearly serves the interest of riding public. The franchise is, among others, […]

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Continuity plus plus

August 5, 2017

SOCIAL CLIMATE by Mahar Mangahas Philippine Daily Inquirer | August 5, 2017   Continuity plus plus” is how Governor Nestor A. Espenilla Jr. described his intentions for the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in his speech “Building on built foundations: continuity and change” before the Foundation for Economic Freedom last week. To me, the plus […]

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Economic experts ‘disappointed’ after Duterte OKs free tuition in SUCs

August 4, 2017

August 4, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) on Friday, August 4, expressed disappointment over President Rodrigo Duterte’s signing of the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act – a law opposed by his economic managers. “The approval is disappointing given the powerful arguments advanced by his economic managers about the anti-poor aspects […]

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Think tank: Scrap limit on Uber, Grab

August 3, 2017

August 3, 2017 A group of prominent economists under the Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) urged the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to do away with restrictions on permits issued to drivers of ride-sharing services like Uber and Grab. FEF — an advocacy group for good economic governance and market-friendly reforms — said […]

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Senators vow to push free SUCs tuition bill as group urges presidential veto

August 3, 2017

August 3, 2017 MANILA, Philippines — Senator vowed to keep pushing for the enactment of a law grating free tuition in state universities and colleges despite the possibility of President Rodrigo Duterte’s vetoing the measure on the advice of his economic advisers. But the Foundation for Economic Freedom, which bills itself as “a public advocacy […]

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Economists oppose caps on ride-sharing permits

August 2, 2017

August 2, 2017 A group of prominent economists under the Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) urged the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to do away with restrictions on permits issued to drivers of ride-sharing services like Uber and Grab. FEF – an advocacy group for good economic governance and market-friendly reforms – said […]

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NDF demands free land for farmers; alarm raised

May 23, 2017

May 20, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) has expressed alarm over the Duterte administration’s alleged  inclination to give in to the National Democratic Front (NDF)’s demand of free land for farmers as part of the peace talks, saying this is not a solution to poverty. The government peace panel and […]

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Free land no cure for PH rural poverty – economists

May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017 A group of prominent economists warned against a “populist” move to distribute free land to farmers, arguing that this will neither boost agricultural productivity nor end rural poverty. The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) – an advocacy group for good economic governance and market-friendly reforms – issued on Friday a statement reacting […]

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