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Governor Espenilla to continue BSP’s achievements

August 2, 2017

August 2, 2017 Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Nestor Espenilla presented his plans and programs for BSP for his six-year term during the Foundation for Economic Freedom’s Fellows Meeting last July 26 at Makati City. Espenilla, recently appointed by President Duterte, plans to build upon the successes of his predecessor Amando Tetangco Jr. to […]

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Think tank lauds Duterte order allowing private sector rice imports

May 15, 2017

May 11, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) lauded yesterday President Duterte’s decision to allow the private sector to import rice and abolish the National Food Authority’s (NFA) legal monopoly on rice importation. “We believe that removing NFA’s rice importation monopoly is the right step to prevent more financial losses of […]

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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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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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Trade organizations rally behind economic-reform proposals

February 10, 2017

February 9, 2017 The different industry or business associations, whether foreign or local, recently urged Malacañang to prioritize particular legislative measures, especially the lifting of the constitutional restrictions on foreign ownership and amendments to the bank-secrecy law. The petition is sought for inclusion as priority item for discussion at the next meeting of the Legislative-Executive […]

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Wishes for the economy in 2017

January 9, 2017

As we welcome the new year, it is good to note that business confidence in the Philippines remains high despite “political noise” and uncertainties here and abroad. This is grounded on solid economic fundamentals, resiliency of the economy, and faith in an empowered economic team heading the DoF, NEDA, DBM, and DTI.   This confidence […]

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RSA to invest in Spam

January 3, 2017

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) December 16, 2016   San Miguel-Purefoods is investing in Spam, as in the iconic canned luncheon meat product and not the digital garbage. This is according to San Miguel’s Ramon S. Ang who told a group of senior business writers last Monday that he is now bullish on […]

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About business

January 3, 2017

LIKE IT IS by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) December 22, 2016   The President remains controversial, and even criticized in the West for his outrageous statements and acceptance of drug-related killings. Yet Filipinos elected him because they’d had enough of traditional leadership, of endless promise with no follow-through. They wanted change. Well, they got it—a changed […]

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Will they be done?

December 12, 2016

LIKE IT IS by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) November 24, 2016   In June, President Duterte and his chosen Cabinet members met with the business community to discuss the economic plans of the new government (“340 heads are better than one,” Opinion, 6/30/16). It was very successful—or will be, if the agreements reached at the […]

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