The Friedrich Naumann Foundation promotes democracy, human rights, economic freedom, and curbing climate change. FNF Philippines focuses on open and digital society, as well as a social market economy. It is also involved in the creation of innovative tools. FNF Philippines team works with local organization partners such as Center for Liberalism and Democracy, Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines, Rappler, Philippine Economic Society, and Impact Leadership. Should you have questions or suggestions about our work, please contact us. You can also meet our team here.
Dictator's son Marcos Jr. sworn in as Philippine President
36 years after the fall of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr, his son Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr, took his oath as the 17th Philippine president. During the election campaign, the Marcos family embellished their image and revised the narrative of the dictatorship. Thus, Marcos Jr. presented himself as an inclusive personality and focused on the motif of unity and oneness. But is this how he will govern his country in the future?
Getting Started with Being Smart and Data-driven Cities
Knowledge of concepts such as data literacy and open data are crucial for local government leaders to start the journey of their Local Government Units (LGU) towards becoming smart, sustainable, and data-driven. What’s needed is a learning resource that is easy to understand. Something that may not cover all the topics in-depth but could be a reference to someone who’s just getting started with creating an open, smart, sustainable, and data-driven LGU.
Wanted: Youth Data Stewards for Smart Mobility
Th success of smart cities and smart mobility is built on data governance and management. However, like the current smart city approaches that focus on technology acquisition and development, what has not been covered in past discussions are the quality of data, data governance, and management, on top of ethical considerations, and public engagement—specifically for and with the youth sector.
Freedom Virtual Cycle 2022
FNF Philippines continues to bring the cycling community in one platform where members can discuss environmental sustainability, road-sharing safety, and mobility rights that lead to economic freedom. It has always promoted the use of bike to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, to encourage active transport and smart mobility.
Freedom Fun Ride: Mobilizing Public Transport Champions
Freidrich Naumann Foundation Philippines, in partnership with Junior Chamber International Manila, launched Freedom Fun Ride to urge newly elected officials to champion smart and people-centered mobility. The Freedom ride is a call to action to newly elected officials to champion a safer, more inclusive, and more humane public transportation system in the Philippines
Bikenomics: Assessing the Value of Cycling in the Philippines
Cycling has been on the rise in the Philippines, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. What Filipinos used to view as just a sport or a toy became a viable and essential means of transport for many, especially for healthcare workers and daily wage-earners who had no other safe and affordable means of transport during the lockdown.
Mappers for Smart Mobility
With the support of Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom Philippines, MapBeks in partnership with the OpenStreetMap (osm.org) Philippines' local community revived its in-person meet-ups and training sessions on geospatial data mapping.