2014 News Archive

2014-12-16 | News
Good Governance & Human Rights are Inseparable
On December 8 - 12 2014, the Ateneo Human Rights Center (AHRC), in partnership with Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF), celebrated Human Rights Week:
2014-12-08 | News
Robredo Not Satisfied with Freedom
"Filipinos are truly enjoying more freedom now than two decades ago. But if the question is 'are we satisfied with this freedom?,' to my mind, the answer is 'not yet.'"
2014-11-18 | News
Good Governance Translates to Good Economics
"The task at hand is to ensure that the governance reforms are carried forward," said Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan at the 52nd Annual Conference of the Philippine Economic Society (PES) on 14 November 2014 in Makati City, attended by 300 economists.
2014-11-13 | News
Trials Legitimize Democracy and Rule of Law
"The trials against leading figures of the communist regime in East Germany and against former border guards were an important part of clearly showing to citizens that the new Germany was a very different state than the former East Germany.
2014-10-22 | News
3,768 Corruption-Fighters Sprinted Their Way to Better Governance
The Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Complex turned bright yellow as 3,768 participants took part in the fourth national Freedom Run on October 19, 2014 in Pasay...
2014-10-21 | News
Davao Entry Malaya Tops Freedom Song Contest
Malaya by Aurora of Davao City was awarded the Freedom Song 2014 on Sunday, 19 October 2014. Malaya beat 14 other finalists in the song writing contest that attracted a total of 82 entries from all over the Philippines.
2014-10-17 | News
33 Government Agencies Join Anti-Corruption Run
Representatives from 33 government agencies will join the Freedom Run on Sunday, 19 October 2014 at CCP Complex, Pasay City. With the theme "I am free from corruption," over 3,000 runners are expected to participate.
2014-10-14 | News
Dumb Ways to Make Voters Think Twice
The online launch of FNF Philippines' Dumb Ways to Vote video immediately attracted thousands of views in the first day on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the hashtag #IAmNotDumb.
2014-10-13 | News
Human Person at the Center of Disaster Mngmt and Rehabilitation Efforts
"Sadly, Yolanda can become the norm someday."
2014-10-09 | News
Text Voting for Freedom Song is Now On!
You can now vote for your favorite Freedom Song via SMS!
With the support of Megamobile, a special text service is now available to make voting more accessible to the public. Just key in FREEDOM<space>SONG CODE and send to 2948.
2014-10-07 | News
Liberal Think Tank Sets New Direction
The National Institute for Policy Studies (NIPS) reconvened its board members on 30 September 2014 in Makati City.
2014-10-03 | News
LP is Party of Service
The Liberal Party Headquarters (LP HQ) vows to be more accessible to its members. This was the result of their Strategy Planning Workshop on September 27-28, 2014 in Antipolo City.
2014-10-01 | News
More Leadership Workshops to Roll Out in 2015
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) and its group of workshop facilitators dubbed as N-13, started lining up programs for next year.
2014-09-30 | News
Super Typhoon Inspires Social Good
#2030NOW trended on social media when Rappler hosted the Social Good Summit (SGS) on 16 September 2014 in Manila and on 20 September 2014 in Tacloban. Super typhoon Yolanda ravaged Leyte province in November 2013, but it also activated responsible netizens...
2014-09-24 | News
Science came alive at The Mind Museum in Taguig City, as 39 youth leaders from Filipino Liberal Youth and Kabataang Liberal were immersed in the science and practice of renewable energy in a workshop entitled "Journey through our Changing Climate" on 11th and 18th of September respectively.
2014-09-23 | News
Congratulations to the Finalists of the Freedom Song Writing Contest!
15 songs were ajudged as the best among the 82 entries submitted to the competition. "To these song wirters, freedom means peace, empowerment, togetherness, and hope.
2014-09-20 | News
Aquino Receives Freedom Medal in Germany
Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III was presented the Friedrich-Naumann-Freedom-medal in Berlin this Saturday.
2014-09-04 | News
Anti-corruption Run Set on October 19
3000 people are expected to run against corruption on Sunday, 19 October 2014 at the CCP Complex, Pasay City, Metro Manila for the annual Freedom Run.
2014-09-02 | News
Freedom in 82 Melodies
82 entries vie for the Freedom Song title. In a span of three months, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) received music compositions that inspire freedom, good governance, responsibility, and personal hopes and dreams.
2014-08-28 | News
Alumni Battle in Political Quiz Night
What the 40 members of the International Academy for Leadership (IAF) Alumni Group learned at the Academy in Gummersbach, Germany was put to test during the Political Quiz Night on 28 August 2014 in Makati City.
2014-08-19 | News
Jesse Robredo's Legacy Lives
Barangay captains (village chiefs) and parish priests meaningfully commemorated the second death anniversary of the late Interior Secretary and former Naga Mayor Jesse Robredo by following through his plans on grassroots governance.
2014-08-14 | News
More Reforms Needed for ASEAN Economic Integration
"Do not lose sight of the human dimension. ASEAN 2015 should be more than a play-yard for big companies, diplomats and government bureaucrats."
2014-08-12 | News
LI President Minoves in the Philippines:
Dr. Juli Minoves, the new president of Liberal International, the world liberal union, visited Manila (Philippines) in July 2014 as a guest of FNF Philippines and the the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD).
2014-07-21 | News
Hit At Gut Level: Freedom Of Information Advocates Told
People need to understand how making information available will affect their lives positively. There should be a complementary and parallel effort to educate people on...
2014-06-27 | News
Pasig's Example of Mitigating Climate Change Vulnerability
In 2009, Pasig was submerged in flood waters due to Tropical Storm Ondoy. The local government vowed not to let this happen again and started intensifying its disaster...
2014-06-10 | News
San Francisco Town's Purok Inspires Readers
Social news network Rappler featured San Francisco in Camotes Island in an article on 31 May 2014. 10 days later, the story of how the town survived super typhoon Yolanda was shared 15,000 times on facebook. San Francisco's purok system as an example of effective disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) program is an inspiring...
2014-06-05 | News
FNF Philippines Joins Integrity Initiative
The 142 organisations, 1896 companies and 41 government institutions who signed the "Integrity Pledge" of the Integrity Initiative in the Philippines were joined on June 5th, 2014 by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom office in Manila...
2014-06-03 | News
Governing with the People
In a gathering of over 300 members of Mamamayang Liberal (ML) on 29 May 2014 at Balay, Expo Centro in Cubao, Liberal Party (LP) Secretary General Mel Sarmiento emphasized how participatory governance can realize inclusive growth.
2014-05-30 | News
Cabangon Launches Freedom Song Writing Contest
Renowned singer and song writer Noel Cabangon continues to inspire freedom, tolerance and good governance through his music. To encourage more people to take on this advocacy, Cabangon and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) teamed up on 29 May 2014 to launch the Freedom Song competition.
2014-05-20 | News
New Wave of Yellow-Green Flag Towns
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF), in partnership with social news network Rappler, is identifying local government units (LGU) that exemplify best practices on environmental governance. "Yellow-Green Flag" is given to LGUs that have sound and effective climate change adaptation programs and disaster risk reduction policies.
2014-05-13 | News
EU FDI in PHL to Double in Five Years
"Today is the moment for Europeans to invest in the Philippines. The country is making good progress and is putting itself more on the map of European companies. Let's aim for a doubling of EU FDI in the next five years," said Ambassador Guy Ledoux of the European Union (EU) Delegation at a forum entitled Foreign Direct Investments (FDI):
2014-05-04 | News
1000 Runners Show a Region Rising from Yolanda's Rubble
Before a crowd of over a thousand local runners who joined the Freedom Run in Palo, Leyte on Saturday morning, Vice Mayor Bolingling Reposar said "Super typhoon Yolanda
2014-04-29 | News
Democracy is a Dialogue
"Democracy is not a monologue but a dialogue," said Rey de Guzman of Kabataang Liberal (KL) when he campaigned for greater involvement of the youth in promoting democracy before 12 youth leaders from KL, Filipino Liberal Youth (FLY), Project Citizen Management Team and Kaya Natin Movement (KN).
2014-04-22 | News
Friends Ni Fredo
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) Philippines staff is growing! There are nine dedicated staff-members of FNF in Manila working for the promotion of good governance, human rights and free trade branded under the campaign It's All About Freedom.
2014-04-08 | News
Balik Sigla, Visayas!
Palo is rising from the rubble. Vitality is returning to the town that was among hardest hit of super typhoon Yolanda in November 2013.
2014-03-29 | News
Acosta: Free Your Communities from Disaster Risks
Local executives from 30 towns, including 15 mayors from Leyte, Easter Samar and Cebu were "shocked and awed" by the extent of possible climate change effects in the country, a simulation study of which was presented by Presidential Adviser for Environmental Protection Secretary Neric Acosta in a workshop on March 27-29, 2014 at Bayleaf Hotel...
2014-03-13 | News
I Am Free from Corruption Run Spreads to Malaysia
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) Philippines' Freedom Run is now replicated in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Spearheaded by Gerakan Wanita, a member party of the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD), which is a partner of FNF, the run also has the slogan "I'm free from corruption."
2014-02-23 | News
Mabuhay Germany, Mabuhay ang Kalayaan
Exhibition on February 22-23, 2014 held at Bonifacio High Street (BHS) in Taguig, German organizations showcased their products, services, and advocacies to the Filipino audience who turned up in their thousands. FNF participated for the third year in a row, alongside the German Embassy, the GIZ and the Goethe Institute.
2014-02-06 | News
CALD & FNF: Toward One Goal in Unison
After a series of successful and fruitful projects and events this past 2013, from the historical and monumental 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats, and the ever fun, heart-pumping and sweat-inducing Freedom Run...
2014-01-29 | News
Young Liberals Gear Up for Student Elections
"Good governance means honest politics, and it starts in organizations like yours. This is why I commend your courage for participating in the Student Government Elections," said Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) Country Director Jules Maaten who spoke before a group of 50 Liberal student leaders at the Little Theater of...