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Has change come?

June 19, 2017

INTROSPECTIVE by Calixto V. Chikiamco Business World Online (June 19, 2017)   It will be one year since Rodrigo Roa Duterte became president on the back of a campaign promise that “change is coming.” To assess what has been done for the Filipino people since he took office, it’s but right that the Filipino people […]

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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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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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FEF gives briefing on Public Service Act amendments

February 25, 2017

Atty. Grace Gamez, FEF Director of Policy and External Relations gave a briefing to the American Chamber of Commerce Legislative Committee on the proposed amendments to Commonwealth Act No. 146 or the Public Service Act (PSA) last February 22 at the AmCham Philippines Office, Makati City. Amending the Public Service Act is one of the […]

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House Committee on Economic Affairs holds first hearing on Public Service Act bills

February 10, 2017

The House of Representatives’ Committee on Economic Affairs conducted its first hearing on the four House bills which seek to amend Commonwealth Act No. 146 of 1936 or the Public Service Act (PSA) last February 7 at the Speaker Fuentebella Hall, House of Representatives, Quezon City These bills are House Bill No. 4389 by Rep. […]

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President Duterte’s lament and the road to self-sustaining economic growth

January 12, 2017

CROSSROADS (Toward Philippine Economic and Social Progress) By Gerardo P. Sicat  (The Philippine Star) January 11, 2017   Speaking before his own Presidential Security Group recently, President Duterte lamented that Philippine development has been behind that of our neighbors. “Every time I (visit) other countries like Indonesia and Singapore,” he said, “and you can see […]

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Do it all together

January 12, 2017

LIKE IT IS by Peter Wallace (Philippine Daily Inquirer) January 12, 2017   I don’t understand the rationale behind amending taxes in two phases. The first phase addresses personal taxes and estate and donor taxes, and the second, corporate, property and other taxes (e.g., carbon tax, lottery and casino tax, etc.). Instituting changes in a […]

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