Senate to heed Marcos call to study Maharlika fund

Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri said the Senate will tackle the Maharlika fund “one step at a time but will not delay the process.”.....»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarJan 24th, 2023

Senate to study Maharlika fund as minority warns against rush

Senators said they will “definitely be studying” the controversial Maharlika Investment Fund after President Marcos certified it as urgent......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 16th, 2022

Questions swarm Maharlika Investment Fund as it lands in Senate

Senators took turns in examining the Marcos administration’s proposed Maharlika Investment Fund, with concerns about investment gains and governance structure brought to the fore......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2023

Outright jail vs agri smugglers

The economic managers of President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. are scheduled to present today before the Senate the administration’s version of the proposed multibillion-peso Maharlika Investment Fund......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 31st, 2023

Economic managers brief senators on Maharlika fund

Economic managers briefed senators yesterday on the proposed multibillion-peso Maharlika Investment Fund, a priority measure of the Marcos administration that is meeting some resistance in the Senate......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 31st, 2023

Biz groups oppose creation of Maharlika Wealth Fund

Business groups joined a clarion call to oppose the Marcos Jr. administration’s plan to create a sovereign wealth fund......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 5th, 2022

‘Maharlika to have 6 to 11% yield in 10 years’

The Senate committee on banks and financial institutions wrapped up yesterday its hearings on the proposal to put up a Maharlika Investment Fund that economic managers said can have an average yield of anywhere between six percent and 11 percent in 10 years......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2023

Maharlika fund moves forward at Senate as committee hearings end

Bills that seek to create the controversial Maharlika Investment Fund have moved forward in the Senate as Sen. Mark Villar ended public hearings by his committee and referred the measures to a technical working group......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 27th, 2023

Is BSP still independent?

Watching the Senate hearing on the Maharlika Fund last week, I wondered if the BSP is still independent......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2023

Maharlika, ROTC, RCEP among Marcos priority bills

The executive branch and Congress have agreed to push for the passage of 10 priority bills by June 2, including the measures on the mandatory Reserve Officers Training Corps and the Maharlika Investment Fund, Malacañang said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 14th, 2023

SC asked to void Marcos certification of Maharlika bill as urgent, House passage

Members of the Makabayan bloc asked the Supreme Court to void President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s certification of the House bill on the Maharlika Investment Fund as urgent and its subsequent passage in the lower chamber of Congress......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2023

Makabayan bloc challenges Maharlika fund at Supreme Court

Leftist lawmakers file the first petition against an initiative by President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., upping the ante against the dictator's son.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2023

Marcos says 3 Japanese firms looking to invest in Maharlika Wealth Fund

The Marcos Jr. administration said they’ve secured commitments from three Japanese firms to invest in the Maharlika Investment Fund, as the government tries to drum up support for the controversial bill......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2023

FACT CHECK: YouTube video falsely claims Maharlika Investment Fund will use Marcos’ wealth

A YouTube video posted by ‘Filipino Future’ claimed the Maharlika Investment Fund will make use of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos’ wealth from his gold investments and other assets deposited in 170 bank accounts across different countries......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2023


The first Senate hearing on the Maharlika sovereign wealth fund showed it was an idea that has not been sufficiently thought out. Kulang sa staff work. It didn’t take much for a few senators to punch it full of holes......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2023

Lawmaker seeks OFW sovereign fund

A sovereign wealth fund for overseas Filipino workers is what a lawmaker wants to set up even as controversy surrounds the bill proposing the Maharlika Investment Fund that has yet to hurdle the Senate......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 28th, 2023

Privatization of gaming agencies to raise P300 billion – Drilon

The government can generate some P300 billion for the proposed Maharlika Investment Fund by privatizing the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. and Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, former Senate president Franklin Drilon said on Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 28th, 2023

Marcos administration eyes sale of government assets to fund Maharlika

The Marcos administration is considering selling some government assets to fund its proposed sovereign wealth fund......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 27th, 2023

Senate minority fails to pry Maharlika fund from Mark Villar s committee

The chairperson of the primary committee where a bill is referred to schedules hearings, calls resource persons and drafts committee reports......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 25th, 2023

Senators welcome free hand on Maharlika

Senators welcomed yesterday pronouncements from President Marcos asking them to scrutinize carefully the proposed Maharlika Investment Fund bill, saying this will lead to a well-crafted law......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 24th, 2023

EDITORIAL - Minute scrutiny

Now that President Marcos has touted the country’s sovereign wealth fund to the World Economic Forum as part of Philippine post-pandemic recovery efforts, the Senate should do its job and subject the proposal to minute scrutiny......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 18th, 2023