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Easier land titling to hog DENR’s 1st land summit

January 13, 2018

January 13, 2018 Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has expressed hope that the National Land Summit to be held this month will help address uncertainty, complexity and other problems associated with land ownership, with concerned government agencies working together to make land titling easier and faster. “Land titling is an issue that has hounded our country’s […]

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Ma’am Karen’s burden

November 29, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco The Philippine Star | November 29, 2017   I have ridiculed the transport department for having too many lawyers and not enough engineers calling the shots. But it seems they just have the wrong kind of lawyers. After hearing UP Law and Harvard trained Atty Karen Jimeno discuss how […]

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FEF holds 2nd Paderanga-Varela Memorial Lecture; Pushes for stronger land use policies

November 23, 2017

November 23, 2017 The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) held its 2nd Paderanga-Varela Memorial Lecture last October 25 in Makati City with theme “On A National Land Policy in the Philippines and What It Means to the National Land Use Act”. The National Land Use Act (NALUA), which has been pending in Congress for more […]

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‘Revolutionary gov’t a last resort’

November 20, 2017

November 20, 2017   President Rodrigo Duterte made this clarification last Saturday in Davao City, saying, “Until there is a revolution ‘yung ma-ano, malabo (it is unlikely).” AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File   MANILA, Philippines — For a revolutionary government to take place there must first be a revolution. President Duterte made this clarification last Saturday in Davao City, […]

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Duterte threatens foes with revolutionary government

November 20, 2017

November 20, 2017 Rejecting martial law for having “many restrictions,” President Duterte on Saturday said that he would declare a revolutionary government (RevGov) if his opponents tried to topple him from power. Speaking to reporters in Davao City, Mr. Duterte reiterated his vow to declare a revolutionary government if opposition to his policies went out […]

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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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