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Duterte’s safe city

May 29, 2015

Like It Is by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) May 28, 2015   I visited Davao City last week and I was impressed. We’ve all heard of the “kill them” mayor; well, I met that mayor. A more down-to-earth person would be hard to find, and a more sincere person equally hard. Whether you agree […]


Categories: Investment / LGU / Opinion / Peter Wallace


LGUs: A big headache for investors

January 30, 2012

Demand and Supply by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) January 30, 2012 Arangkada also had a score card for LGUs and it isn’t pretty. Essentially, Arangkada reports that LGUs have mostly remained a big disincentive for investors. Efforts of national officials to entice investors into our country are largely negated by on-the-ground experience with local government units. Getting […]


Categories: Boo Chanco / Business / Investment / LGU / Opinion

FEF trains Batangas LGUs

November 25, 2011

Local Government Units from Batangas province attended the first DENR-LGU mainstreaming of public land titling last October 21, 2011 held at Hotel Pontefino, Batangas City.


Categories: LGU / News / Property Rights

Only Half of the Philippine Land Parcels Titled

September 21, 2011

BUSINESS DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) Updated September 21, 2011 12:00 AM Apparently, our land registration system is more horrible than I imagined. I am told that only about half of the estimated 22 million land parcels in this country are titled. Much of the rest are only covered by land […]


Categories: Boo Chanco / Calixto Chikiamco / DENR / LGU / Opinion


September 13, 2011

Nation Posted on September 12, 2011 10:37:44 PM Land titling information pressed LOCAL OFFICIALS have been asked to set up an information system on land titling in line with a directive to hasten the titling of alienable and disposable lands.


Categories: DENR / LGU / News / Property Rights


Renewable Energy Act Suspension Sought

August 14, 2011

Saturday, July 30, 2011 LOCAL government units (LGUs) and the Association of Geothermal Energy Producing LGUs (AGEPL) are pushing for the suspension of the implementation of Republic Act 9513 or the Renewable Energy Act of 2008.


Categories: FIT / LGU / News / Renewable Energy

FEF, DENR IV-A Commit to Advocate Property Rights in CALABARZON

July 6, 2011

Calamba City, Philippines. Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) President Calixto V. Chikiamco and Department of Environment and Natural Resources Region IV-A (DENR-RIV-A) Executive Director Nilo B. Tamoria sign a memorandum of cooperation to advocate the implementation of the Residential Free Patent Act (RA 10023) among the local government units within the jurisdiction of DENR-RIV-A. Witnessing the signing are: (L-R) Atty. […]


Categories: DENR / LGU / News / Property Rights

DENR Implements Land Titling in Partnership with LGUs

June 28, 2011

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is partnering with local government units (LGUs) in the conduct of land titling in an effort to fast track the processing and issuance of land titles over inalienable and disposable lands. DENR Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje said the move will also provide an opportunity for the […]


Categories: DENR / LGU / News / Property Rights