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Economic Freedom and Development
Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Episode #016
(25:05 min 23.5MB)
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Alexandra Cuyegkeng and Siegfried Herzog discuss the Foundation’s, the Foundation for Economic Freedom’s (FEF) and Center for Research and Communication (CRC)’ s launch of the first Philippine edition of the Economic Freedom of the World 2007 report. This is an annual report that discusses the degree of economic freedom around the world based on a composite Index that includes: size of government, legal structure and security of property rights, access to sound money, freedom to trade internationally and regulation of credit, labor and business in 141 nations.

This episode includes the observations of Dr. Emilio Antonio Jr., president of CRC, on personal responsibility as a key driver of economic growth. It also contains FEF president and Philippine Star columnist, Alex Magno’s analysis on the Philippines’ ranking in the Index.

Siegfried also discusses the relationship between economic freedom and development, pointing out that the Index shows strong positive relationships between economic freedom and general well-being.

The music is provided by Dieter Bachmann.

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Liberal Leadership Training: Globalization
Friday, 11 May 2007

Episode #015
(25:09 min 24.1MB)
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Alexandra Cuyegkeng and Siegfried Herzog take you with them to Panglao Island, Bohol where the Foundation conducted the offline part of its online seminar on globalization from 22-26 April 2007.

This episode includes excerpts from a debate on globalization and human rights along with parts of a discussion on whether a benevolent super power, a concert of powers or strengthening the United Nations would be the best future system of governance in a globalized world.

It also shares candid insights from several participants: Dashell Yancha, Christian Rivero, George Thomas, Yos Kenawas and Gideon Chiong. They reveal their personal thoughts on globalization and what their next steps are after the seminar.

The music is provided by Dieter Bachmann.

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Strengthening, Re-organizing and Revitalizing
Friday, 9 March 2007

Episode #014
(13:44 min 12.5MB)
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In this episode, Alexandra Cuyegkeng and Siegfried Herzog discuss the Foundation’s regional partner, the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD)’s recent political party management workshop in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Foundation sponsored the workshop which was designed to strengthen CALD’s member parties — young, liberal Asian democracies.

Later on they interview Newsbreak magazine’s editor in chief, Marties Vitug, on the re-organization of the investigative journal into an online platform.

Lastly, Alexandra and Siegfried talk about the revitalization of the Foundation’s International Academy for Leadership (IAF) Alumni Group and the projects the Group has planned for the future.

The music is provided by Dieter Bachmann.

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The Liberal Foundation and its Regional Partners
Tuesday, 6 February 2007

Episode #013
(18:52 min 17.2MB)
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Alexandra Cuyegkeng and Siegfried Herzog take a closer look at two of the Foundation’s regional partners: the Working Group for an ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism (Working Group) and the Young Liberals and Democrats of Asia (YLDA).

They talk with Working Group Program Manager Ray Paolo “Arpee” Santiago on the Group’s success in the recently concluded 12th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit as well as discuss the Working Group’s next challenges.

The Liberal Times Manila Podcast also interview YLDA Secretary General Jan-Argy Tolentino on YLDA, its mission and its aim to strengthen its member organizations.

The music is provided by Dieter Bachmann.

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