2015 News Archive

2015-12-08 | News
People is the Heartbeat of the ASEAN
"The Philippines is championing human rights and freedom among the ASEAN member countries." This is the resounding optimism that Hon. Hellen De La Vega, Philippine Representative to the High Level Taskforce on the ASEAN Community Post-2015 Vision, brought to the floor during the Annual year-end Kapihan on 8 December 2015 in Quezon City.
2015-11-27 | News
Drive Issues Based on Your Value Proposition
Find an issue, drive relentlessly, and repeat till you retire," advised South African Communications Expert Nick Clelland at the three-day workshop on strategic communications on November 25-27, 2015 in Taguig City referring to the sort of conflict-based communications that generates and sustains media profiles for successful politicians.
2015-11-24 | News
Gascon: Confront Martial Law Narrative
"What happened during the Martial Laws years is a narrative that we must all confront. Like Germany, we must recognize our dark past," said Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Chairperson Chito Gascon. "2/3 of the Philippine population did not experience the dictatorship, and so while the CHR is not partisan, we remain political...
2015-11-10 | News
No Progress Without Rule of Law
Ombudsman Conchita Morales stressed that "there can be no progress if there is no rule of law." Before 300 economists at the annual conference of the Philippine Economic Society (PES) on 10 November 2015, Morales also emphasized that the "country cannot afford to lose momentum towards growth."
2015-11-09 | News
Opportunity Not Just Service
There is no freedom in poverty, no freedom when there are no opportunities.
2015-11-04 | News
Acosta on Climate Change: Hope Not Fear
"Today, good governance is manifest in many spheres. In the area of environment, we see a lot of initiatives from different sectors that show foresight, resiliency, innovation, and adaptation. This gives us reason to be hopeful, and not fearful of climate change,"...
2015-10-30 | News
Tuwid na Daan Leads People Straight to Their Dreams
8,212 people flocked to Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City for the launch of FNF Philippines' Diretso Lang good governance campaign on 30 October 2015.
2015-10-30 | News
Diretso Lang in Collecting 1 Million Signatures
Your signatures will reach Paris, and we will let the world know that global warming cannot heighten Not on Our Watch," said National Youth Commission (NYC) Environment Committee Chair Dingdong Dantes.
2015-10-22 | News
Tricia Robredo: Battles are Personal
"What drives us to fight for Daang Matuwid are our values that are personal to us," said Tricia Robredo at the International Academy for Leadership (IAF) Alumni Gathering on 22 October 2015 in Makati City.
2015-10-07 | News
Not on FNF Philippines' Watch
FNF Philippines expressed strong support to the #NowPH or "Not on Our Watch" campaign-- Philippine government's latest initiative to act on climate change issues, primarily led by the National Youth Commission (NYC) and the Climate Change Commission (CCC).
2015-09-27 | News
4,375 Freedom Runners Finished Strong for Corruption-free Philippines
4,375 ran and finished strong at the 5th Freedom Run on September 29, Sunday at the CCP Complex, Pasay City. 45 government agencies, 30 private companies and hundreds of individuals joined the biggest run against corruption in the Philippines at the Liwasang Ullalim in Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex, Pasay City.
2015-09-21 | News
Good Governance Campaign Heightens
Manila and Quezon City congressional and legislative council candidates expressed their support to Daang Matuwid. In the Manila leg of FNF Philippines' Campaign Strategy Workshop series on 18 September 2015 in BGC, Taguig, former Fourth District of Manila congressman Rudy Bacani expressed his confidence in the leadership of the Liberal Party...
2015-09-12 | News
Fortun: Daang Matuwid Cascades to Mindanao
"Before the PDAF was abolished, our district was getting only P600 million for infrastructure projects. But in 2014, we received P1.2 billion and for this year, we have P2.2 billion," said First District of Agusan del Norte Rep. Lawrence Fortun.
2015-09-05 | News
Iloilo Cements Daang Matuwid
"If you cannot name five developments in Iloilo City from 2010 until now, then I don't deserve to be in this room," said Mayor Jed Mabilog to over 123 attendees at the presentation of FNF Philippines' Diretso Lang sa Tuwid na Daan good governance campaign in Iloilo City on 4 September 2015.
2015-08-29 | News
Baguio Revs Up Diretso Lang Campaign
FNF Philippines launched its Diretso Lang sa Tuwid na Daan (Head Straight Towards the Straight Path) good governance campaign in Baguio City on 28 August 2015. Lone District of Baguio City Representative Nick Aliping steered the wheel as he listed the developments in his hometown brought about by the government's adherence to the straight path.
2015-08-20 | News
Freedom Run 2015 Registration Opens on August 21
The long wait is over. Registration to the Freedom Run 2015 opens to the public on Friday, August 21 until September 13, 2015 or until race kits last.
2015-06-23 | News
Dreams Come Alive in Comics
How do you see the Philippines five years from now? Share your dream for the country in a comic strip!
2015-05-24 | News
Zamboangueños Show the World: Peace is Possible!
"Muchas gracias, for helping put Zambo (Zamboanga City) back into the map!" Said one of the 2592 Zamboangueños who joined the 5-kilometer Peace and Freedom Run at the Climaco Freedom Park, Abong-Abong, Zamboanga City, on 24 May 2015.
2015-05-20 | News
Muslims and Christians Run Together for Peace and Freedom
he peace process in the Philippines gets promoted in an unusual way on May 24, 2015 by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF), bringing together Muslims...
2015-05-12 | News
The Power of Yes
Public speaking experts of Speech Republic from The Netherlands were in Manila to conduct a series of trainings last week. Liberal politicians and congressional staff attended the workshops on increasing podium presence, and were reminded of how words can bring out the "power of yes," which in the 2016 elections means a vote for...
2015-04-15 | News
Jesse Robredo is a Phenomenon
"It is amazing that Jesse Robredo's legacy endures in the way it does," said FNF Philippines Country Director Jules Maaten at the launch of the book Matino at Mahusay: Best Practices of Jesse Robredo on 15 April 2015 at Club Filipino in Green Hills, Quezon City.
2015-04-12 | News
Roxas is Not Corrupt
Full of fervour the citizens of Capiz province and Roxas City came out to run against corruption, as if wishing to underline the statement of their province-mate and potential liberal runner for the Presidency MAR Roxas that he would never ally with crooked politicians and that he "would only choose to traverse the straight path.
2015-03-31 | News
Liberal Identity is Palpable
"Being part of this delegation allowed me to see how alive the liberal ideology is. Liberalism transcends borders and this international work tells us that we can build something bigger, because of our common goal of better governance that creates freedom and opportunities for all," said 6th District of Quezon City Rep. Kit Belmonte.
2015-03-18 | News
Kaka Bag-ao: Service Over Selfishness
The Freedom Flame was presented to Rep. Arlene 'Kaka' Bag-ao on 17 March 2015. The award was given to her in recognition of her tireless work as leader of Mamamayang Liberal (ML), consolidating the marginalized sectors and ensuring that their concerns are reflected in the liberal agenda.
2015-03-17 | News
We Inspire Each Other
The nine-member delegation to Brussels, Belgium met with European Union Ambassador to the Philippines Guy Ledoux on 17 March 2015 in preparation for their visit to the capital of Europe on March 23-26, 2015.
2015-03-13 | News
Be Grounded
"Be grounded in reality and take into account last election's results and current market research," said South Africa Democratic Alliance Special Advisor Jonathan Moakes in a lecture on New Campaign Strategies in Party Management, Communications and Fundraising before members of the Liberal Party of the Philippines...
2015-02-22 | News
690 Pledges to Make Climate Change History
National Youth Commission (NYC) Environment Committee Chair Dingdong Dantes' campaign on 50 Ways to Beat Climate Change was launched at the Mabuhay Germany Exhibition in Bonifacio High Street. The first 690 signatures were gathered during the two-day program on February 21-22, 2015.
2015-02-17 | News
Abad Announces Opening of Public Procurement to Community Participation
Department of Budget and Management Secretary Butch Abad wants ordinary citizens to take a proactive role in the public procurement process. "In streamlining procurement processes, we make them more transparent, accountable, and open to citizen participation.
2015-02-04 | News
Freedom Is Real
Freedom Flame awardees Dantes, Ressa make freedom tangible National Youth Commission (NYC) Commissioner-at-Large Dingdong Dantes and Rappler Executive Director and CEO Maria Ressa empower people by engaging them in social change, creating space so that many more can experience freedom in their daily lives.
2015-02-02 | News
Dantes, Ressa Receive Freedom Flames
National Youth Commission (NYC) Commissioner-at-Large Dingdong Dantes and Rappler Executive Director & CEO will receive the Freedom Flame award on 4 February 2015 at the Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) Green Bldg., Quezon City.