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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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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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Economic experts ‘disappointed’ after Duterte OKs free tuition in SUCs

August 4, 2017

August 4, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) on Friday, August 4, expressed disappointment over President Rodrigo Duterte’s signing of the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act – a law opposed by his economic managers. “The approval is disappointing given the powerful arguments advanced by his economic managers about the anti-poor aspects […]

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Think tank: Scrap limit on Uber, Grab

August 3, 2017

August 3, 2017 A group of prominent economists under the Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) urged the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to do away with restrictions on permits issued to drivers of ride-sharing services like Uber and Grab. FEF — an advocacy group for good economic governance and market-friendly reforms — said […]

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Senators vow to push free SUCs tuition bill as group urges presidential veto

August 3, 2017

August 3, 2017 MANILA, Philippines — Senator vowed to keep pushing for the enactment of a law grating free tuition in state universities and colleges despite the possibility of President Rodrigo Duterte’s vetoing the measure on the advice of his economic advisers. But the Foundation for Economic Freedom, which bills itself as “a public advocacy […]

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Free land no cure for PH rural poverty – economists

May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017 A group of prominent economists warned against a “populist” move to distribute free land to farmers, arguing that this will neither boost agricultural productivity nor end rural poverty. The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) – an advocacy group for good economic governance and market-friendly reforms – issued on Friday a statement reacting […]

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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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WATCH: Should PH have a national ID system?

June 23, 2016

Many businessmen who favor a national I.D. system want incoming president Rodrigo Duterte to consider implementing the program. Some groups, however, believe the system should not be a priority of the next administration. – The World Tonight, ANC, June 22, 2016

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PERA, not pension increase

June 20, 2016

June 19, 2016 Our Foundation for Economic Freedom (fef.org.ph), an advocacy group for good governance and market friendly reforms, came out last week with this statement. Quote: Not just increase SSS pension but fix the Philippine pension system In response to incoming President Rodrigo Duterte’s vow to increase the Social Security System (SSS) pension benefits, […]

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Reform our pension plans

June 15, 2016

June 15, 2016   Take it from a senior citizen… nothing worries us more than the thought that we might outlive our savings… or be afflicted with some medical condition or get into an accident that will deplete funds intended for 20 or more years in retirement. Sure, we appreciate the senior citizen discounts we […]

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