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Economists: Senate’s diluted tax package can’t help poor

October 30, 2017

October 30, 2017 An advocacy group for good economic governance has appealed to the Senate to reassess its stance on fuel taxes and other tax exemptions in order to preserve the revenue and infrastructure goals of the Duterte administration. In a press statement, the Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) aired concern that the revenue projection […]

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Economists urge retention of TRAIN revenue goal

October 28, 2017

October 28, 2017 MANILA, Philippines — The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) has appealed to the Senate to preserve the revenue goals of the first package of the tax reform program,which it claims are essential in funding the key programs of the Duterte administration. In a statement, FEF said it fully supports the passage of […]

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Strategies to strengthen land use planning pushed

October 27, 2017

October 27, 2017 MANILA – An urban regional planner is pushing for a three-pronged strategy to strengthen land use planning, including physical and digital nationwide connectivity. Arturo Corpuz, Trustee of the Foundation for Economic Freedom, said the country’s National Physical Framework Plan (NPFP) should focus on maximizing connectivity within one to two hours interval. “Because […]

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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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SHDA conference tackles pressing housing issues in PH

September 16, 2017

September 16, 2017   It would be hard to imagine how the Philippines could achieve inclusive growth without addressing its burgeoning housing backlog and the ever precarious situation of informal settler families. Data from the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) showed that the country needed at least 5.6 million housing units to solve […]

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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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