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[OPINION] Leapfrog

8 February, 2018 at 15:00

DICT Acting Secretary Eliseo Rio Jr. is confident the third player they will select to compete with our telco duopoly will not be hampered by the fact that Globe and Smart/PLDT already control 70 percent of the frequencies.

FEF Press Statement on talks of Revolutionary...

7 November, 2017 at 12:00

We, the Foundation for Economic Freedom, call on the authorities to unequivocally dispel and disown all talk of a “revolutionary government.” Such talk, even from unofficial or from unauthorized sources…

FEF Statement on the wave of Transport...

3 August, 2017 at 10:31

We, the Foundation for Economic Freedom, believe that the new wave of transport services, such as Uber, Grab, Easy Taxi, Wunder carpool, Angkas (for motorbikes) and similar ride-sharing services, which are called Transport Network Vehicle Services

[OPINION] Our stubborn rice policy

19 April, 2017 at 17:00

I have written so much over the years, including in this column, about our deeply flawed policies on rice. It has been tiring and exasperating.

Ditch rice policy, gov’t urged

17 April, 2017 at 12:00

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

15 business groups back tax reform bill

15 February, 2017 at 08:00

Big business and foreign chambers have expressed support for the Department of Finance’s proposed bill aimed at bringing down personal income tax rates while increasing levy on consumption.

Big goals… but can they deliver?

11 October, 2016 at 08:00

Budget Secretary Ben Diokno shared the administration’s bold plans in a presentation before the Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF). Deficit, he said, will expand to 3.0 percent of GDP over the Medium-Term to support expenditure priorities.

Moratorium on land conversion to derail economy...

7 October, 2016 at 13:35

Various local and foreign business groups yesterday bonded together to reject the proposed two-year moratorium on land conversion into non-agricultural purposes…

Regulator and operator

4 October, 2016 at 11:00

The good news from Budget Secretary Ben Diokno when he spoke before the Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) last week is about a reorganization of government now in the works.

Review of telecom spectrum allocation pushed

6 June, 2016 at 11:00

A group of prominent economists has urged the incoming Duterte administration to review telecom spectrum allocation in the country to benefit consumers.

FEF Statement on SMC Sale to PLDT...

3 June, 2016 at 18:00

Considering the implications of San Miguel Corporation (SMC)’s sale of its telecommunication assets to Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) and Globe Telecom, Inc. (Globe)…

Change requires new ideas

26 May, 2016 at 13:38

The Duterte campaign promised the nation that change is coming. Close to 40 percent of the voters bought that promise. The question now is… can Mr. Duterte deliver change?

FEF Position on Lowering Income Tax Rates

21 September, 2015 at 09:22

We, the Foundation for Economic Freedom, support moves in the House and the Senate to lower personal individual tax rates, to adjust tax brackets, and to slowly align corporate tax rates with the rest of ASEAN.

FEF statement of support for Charter change...

28 August, 2015 at 15:01

FEF statement of support for Charter change on lifting economic restrictions by BusinessMirror – August 27, 2015 WE, the Foundation for

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