Runners in yellow and blue who believe that they should be
‘free from corruption’ will gather on Sunday,
27 November 2011 at the University of the Philippines Diliman,
Quezon City for the Freedom Run. 1000 runners are expected
to join the event and participate in the long line up of activities.
Read more on the Freedom
Improving Philippines’ human rights condition, one child
at a time - this is Ateneo Human Rights Center’s (AHRC)
Child Rights Desk new groundbreaking project that focuses
on instilling child rights advocates among children. Read
more on Child Talk.
to Manila Congress Fora
The Philippines, particularly under the Aquino administration,
is looked up to as the beacon of democracy in a region bereft
of strong democratic credentials. And given the discussion
led by panelists in this forum, Asia's first democratic republic
is up to the challenge. The Road to Manila Congress is a series
of discussions in preparation for the Liberal International
57th Congress on Human Rights and Trade, co-organized by the
Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Liberty and the Council of
Asian Liberals and Democrats.
Read more on the story here:
Party Leaders on Visitor Information Programme
The role of political parties and civil society as instruments
to propel liberal principles and reforms in the Philippines
was illuminated in a three-day seminar held last May 4-6 in
Ortigas Center, Pasig City. Prominent liberal stalwarts, Deputy
Speaker Lorenzo “Erin” Tañada and CALD Secretary-General
Dr. Nereus “Neric” Acosta, were two of the remarkable
speakers who imparted valuable lessons on lobbying advocacies
and cooperation between political parties and civil society,
respectively. Read more on the story here.
are Great!" (2 part videos)
Observe the session at the European Parliament. Meet the leaders
of the Alliance of Liberal Democrats in Europe (ALDE). See the
Bundegstag. Visit the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Liberty
(FNF) Headquarters. Watch this two-part video and experience
all this with the "Magnificent 7" - the delegation
of the Liberal Party of the Philippines (LP) to the Information
Program in Strasbourg and Berlin on July 3-9, 2011. Read more
on the story here.
Philippines 25th Anniversary Program Launch
The year-long celebration of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation
for Liberty’s (FNF) 25th Anniversary revs up as entries
to the search for The Liberal Project, one of the programs organized
for silver jubilee, stream in. Read more on the story here.
The Philippine Office of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for
Liberty presents its silver year anniversary video in promoting
liberal advocacy in the country. FNF opened its office in Manila
after the People Power Revolution in 1986. Since then, it has
cooperated with the Liberal Party of the Philippines (LP) to
pursue political education. Over the years, it has established
partnership with the National Institute for Policy Studies (NIPS),
Ateneo Human Rights Center (AHRC), Philippine Economic Society
(PES), and Foundation for Economic Freedom (FEF) to promote
its liberal advocacies. Read more on the story here.
Party Leaders on Visitor Information Programme
A seven-person delegation of the Philippine Liberal Party (LP)
found several solutions to issues of party building and also
to policies affecting the Philippines international relations
during a whirlwind visit to Europe 3-9 July. But they were also
warned by some of the problems that their European liberal counterparts
are facing. Read more on the story here.
The Liberal Project aims to recognize outstanding initiatives
that promote the liberal values of good governance, human rights
and free trade. It seeks to acknowledge legislations, policies,
and programs that made an impact in the national or local scene,
and that translated these liberal principles into practical
ideas that engage the public. Read more on the video here.
Road to Manila
Two Europeans tour Manila and discuss the sacrifices of Philippine
heroes like Dr. Jose Rizal so that Filipinos may enjoy freedom.
They talk about Ninoy and Cory Aquino who stood up against a
dictator to fight for democracy. They review the promises of
the liberal government of President Noynoy Aquino, which has
given the country a lot of optimism and hope. Read more on the
the Years: The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Liberty 25 years
in the Philippines
Liberal leaders from all over the world were present as the
Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Liberty (FNF) Philippines launched
its programs to celebrate its 25th year in the country. Read
more on the videohere.
in the Philippines: What Went Wrong? What Can We Do Now?
EAnti-corruption expert Tony Kwok, who was also an investigator
at the Office of the Ombudsman during the tenure of Simeon Marcelo,
said that the Philippines is on the right track in its fight
against corruption and is doing better than other countries
in Asia. Read more on the event here.
in Mindanao: A Forum on Peace Process with the MILF
The Philippine Government’s (GRP) Peace Negotiating Panel
with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) discussed the
prospects of peace talks with the Liberal Party (LP) on 25 April
2011. Read more on the event here.
Recovery and Good Government
Excesses, Recovery and Good Government is an exhibit organized
by the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG). PCGG
was founded 25 years ago as the first act of Cory Aquino as
President, primarily to investigate what happened to the millions
of pesos that had disappeared under the regime of Ferdinand
Marcos. The exhibit will be moved to other high-traffic areas
and also to schools in Metro Manila and in the provinces to
generate more public awareness. Read more on the event here.
Party Performance and Stability in the Philippines
10 February 2011, The Political Democracy and Reform (PODER)
organized an event entitled "Political Party Performance
and Stability in the Philippines," part of a series reviving
political development and electoral reform discussions. The
event was supported by the Ateneo School of Governance and the
Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Liberty. Read more on the event
Jovito R. Salonga Tribute
Liberal Party of the Philippines Chairman Emeritus, Senator
Jovito R. Salonga, delivers his speech on the occasion of his
90th birthday prepared by the Liberal Party of the Philippines.
Members and top leaders of the party gives tribute through speeches
and presentation. The event was also graced by members of the
parliament from different parts of Asia and Europe.
This short film documents the work of the Legal
Network for Truthful Elections (LENTE). LENTE a non-partisan
nationwide network of lawyers, law students and paralegals engaged
in election monitoring work.
Philosophy of Liberty
The philosophy of liberty is based on self-ownership. This
simple but elegant and hard-hitting animation will explain
exactly what that means. It's a great tool anyone can use
to educate children and adults about our right to life,
liberty, and the property we create - and our responsibility
to think, speak and act.
in History - The Fall of the Berlin Wall
Here is a short 6 minutes documentary that shows the events
that lead to the fall of the Berlin Wall and beyond.
In!" Germany's inner border
For 28 years, a nearly insurmountable barrier kept people from
fleeing East Germany. But then, the dramatic night of November
9, 1989, saw the fall of the Wall... more: www.dw-world.de
Rights in the Philippines
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30 July 2009, Makati City
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Professor, George Mason University
30 July 2009, Makati City