Tag: development

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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BCDA Chief presents infra projects, supports amending the Public Services Act

July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017 Vivencio Dizon, President and CEO of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), presented the organization’s infrastructure program under the Duterte Administration during the Fellows Meeting of the Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF)last July 5, 2017 at Makati City. BCDA President & CEO Vivencio Dizon presents the plans of the Duterte administration on […]

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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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The “squatters’ of Intramuros

May 20, 2016

DEMAND AND SUPPLY by Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) May 20, 2016   Squatters are now called “informal settlers.” And in the case of Intramuros, it may not even be right to call them such because many of them are renting from registered land owners. It was a long time ago when then Mayor Villegas […]

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Through young eyes: The Philippines and East Asia in 1956

January 3, 2016

Crossroads (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) December 30, 2015   In 1956, our president was Ramon Magsaysay. Our country was surging with confidence. We were doing well on the 10th year of our political independence as a nation. Almost 60 years ago, in 1956. Only recently, I […]

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Harnessing ICT for development

October 28, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) October 28, 2015   We may love our smart phones and we may have made the country the text capital of the world. But in general, we still have this love, hate and fear relationship with ICT. We love it when it works, hate it when […]

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Davao’s Duterte: On law and order, BBL, the federal option, and what makes a leader

June 16, 2015

Crossroads (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) by Gerardo P. Sicat (The Philippine Star) June 10, 2015   There’s no doubt that Rodrigo Duterte wants to be president. But he flatly denies all claims to candidacy if asked. He is spritely and does not act his 70 years. His people are distributing a wide Philippine […]

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Kaya naman pala!

May 25, 2015

DEMAND AND SUPPLY By Boo Chanco (The Philippine Star) May 25, 2015   ILOILO CITY – Iloilo was once described as “the armpit of Western Visayas” by Rex Drilon, the former CEO of property developer Ortigas and Company. Rex is himself a native of Iloilo who has long moved out to greener pastures. It is […]

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