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Rice prices to rise if imports stopped: ex-economic managers

April 17, 2017

April 12, 2017 MANILA – Rice prices could go up if government bans imports of the staple grain, a trade advocacy group composed of former economic managers said. The Foundation for Economic Freedom also urged President Rodrigo Duterte to liberalize the rice trade by removing the “monopoly” of the National Food Authority on imports. The […]

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Rice shortage, price hike loom – FEF

April 17, 2017

April 13, 2017 Due To Rice Import Suspension MANILA, Philippines – The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) is warning of “significant shortages” and “increased rice prices” in the country following President Duterte’s recent order to suspend rice importation. In a statement issued yesterday, the FEF called on President Duterte to reverse his decision to stop […]

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Stopping rice importation ‘dangerous,’ says public advocacy group

April 17, 2017

April 12, 2017 MANILA – A public advocacy organization is calling on the Duterte administration to rethink its rice importation policy, describing it as “dangerous.” In a statement, the Foundation for Economic Freedom said stopping all rice importation may lead to shortages and increased rice prices. “We believe that neither policy allowing the National Food […]

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Ditch rice policy, gov’t urged

April 17, 2017

April 13, 2017 The government’s policy on rice continues to be stuck on self-sufficiency and a conflicted practice on importation despite recommendations from local economic experts from the government, private sector and the academe as well as international bodies to ditch what is described as “not practical.” “Rice self-sufficiency is neither a desirable nor a practical […]

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103 Residential Free patents distributed in Agusan del Sur

April 10, 2017

103 residents of Agusan del Sur received their land titles under Republic Act No. 10023 or the Residential Free Patent (RFP) Act during the first Handog Titulo title distribution event in the Municipality of San Francisco, Agusan del Sur last March 29. Landowners from identified barangay sites from different municipalities have been awarded RFP titles. […]

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Philippine Land Sector Meets Drone Technology

April 5, 2017

Last March, a group of geodetic engineers (GEs) from the Land Management Bureau (LMB), the regional offices of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA), educators and students from the University of the Philippines (UP), and drone practitioners explored the use of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) […]

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Orientation on Titling of Government Lands and School Sites held

March 14, 2017

The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) held its first Orientation on DENR Administrative Order (DAO) 2016-21 or Guidelines governing the processing of requests for proclamations and issuance of special patents over agricultural lands last February 16, 2017 in Cebu City. The event aims to familiarize the participants with the new rules and regulations on the […]

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FEF and TAF donate drones to Land Management Bureau

March 14, 2017

The Land Management Bureau (LMB) receives two drones from the Technology for Property Rights project of Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) and The Asia Foundation (TAF) in a turnover ceremony last January. LMB Director Talabis and TAF Director for Economic Reform and Development Entrepreneurship Jaime Faustino sign Deed of Donation The donation includes a multi-rotor […]

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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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FEF participates in Central Luzon Rural Bankers’ Conference

March 5, 2017

The Confederation of Central Luzon Rural Bankers holds their Annual Management Conference with the this year’s theme “Enabling Environment for Farmers and the Rural Banks” last March 2 in Pampanga. Mr. Calixto V. Chikiamco, President of the Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF), was selected as one of the resource speakers in the conference during the […]

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