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NDF demands free land for farmers; alarm raised

May 23, 2017

May 20, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) has expressed alarm over the Duterte administration’s alleged  inclination to give in to the National Democratic Front (NDF)’s demand of free land for farmers as part of the peace talks, saying this is not a solution to poverty. The government peace panel and […]

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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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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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Income tax cuts needed says civic group

September 21, 2015

ANOTHER CIVIC group has joined mounting calls to reduce income taxes in the Philippines, saying the old rates are outdated.  The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) insisted on income tax cuts, saying that adjustments to inflation are warranted. “We, the Foundation for Economic Freedom, support moves in the House and the Senate to lower personal […]

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Is minimum wage bad for poor?

May 11, 2015

By Vicente B. Paqueo and Gary B. Olivar (Philippine Daily Inquirer) May 10, 2015   “March of Labor in the Philippines” by Neil Doloricon, one of the 30 paintings at SiningSaysay art exhibit about Philippine history at Gallery Mall in Cubao, Quezon City. LEO M. SABANGAN II It is one of our most enduring shibboleths: […]

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Amendments to eco provisions of Constitution urged

April 24, 2014

MANILA, Philippines – The Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) is urging Congress to amend economic provisions in the Constitution to promote inclusive growth and strengthen national security. In a statement yesterday, the FEF said Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr.’s proposal to introduce changes to the economic provisions of the Constitution would be beneficial in the country’s […]

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