Thursday, February 17, 2011
FEF, Inc. launches advocacy on land reform
The Foundation for Economic Freedom, Inc. (FEF), a non-profit, non-government organization promoting free market reforms launches its new advocacy project, which aims to strengthen property rights in Philippines.
FEF identified twin approach to achieve this objective: (1) push for the establishment of LGU Land Offices to promote a more integrated land reform based on multi-purpose cadaster and (2) work directly with Local Government Units (LGUs) to increase the issuance of free patents.
“We’re hoping to help solve long-standing problems involving property rights in the Philippines through specific and targeted means,” says FEF president Calixto Chikiamco. “Unlocking the value of untitled land parcels by simply titling these properties will not only benefit the property owner but will ultimately spur economic growth,” he added.
FEF identified possible Angono and Tanay Rizal as possible pilot areas to develop a toolkit that will serve as implementation guides to LGUs.