FNF Philippines provides platforms on open and digital society, as well as social market economy. It provides innovative solutions that translate complex concepts of freedom into language that is relatable to Filipinos. By utilizing digitally innovative tools in its programs and activities, it aims to trigger discussions and initiate actions, thus promoting citizen engagement and empowerment in all sectors of society.
What Moves You?
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation Philippines supports local transport initiatives that contribute to the realization of a people-centric mobility system, and ultimately, to building sustainable smart cities. Promoting alternative modes of transport, and identifying efficient transport infrastructure that integrates technology are central in the efforts to achieve smart mobility.
Next President Should Ensure Democratic Space
“Magbigay ng espasyo sa halaga ng papel ng mga sektor para sa isang mahusay at maayos na pamamahala.” (Give space, and recognize the contribution of the different sectors to governance.) This is the challenge for the next leader posed by Jessica Amon, community organizer for the urban poor, in a webinar on 11 August 2021.
Human Rights Defenders – Fighting for Freedom and Democracy
The large-scale, pro-democracy protest movements of recent years have demonstrated: Individuals take extremely high risks when they campaign for civil and human rights and for free and fair elections in states where human rights are frequently violated. Our publication is dedicated to the work of human rights defenders - pro-democracy activists, opposition politicians and their supporters, whose important work continues to go unnoticed too frequently.
Freedom Song Songwriting Contest
In the midst of a pandemic in which freedoms are being challenged, music is a powerful uplift – a medium to express one’s self, and a means to connect with one another. Music brings comfort, provides powerful stories, and inspires people. It is a universal language that unifies communities, and shapes societies.
Ano ang Kwentong Komyuter Mo?
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted freedom of movement both in the rural and urban areas. As travel restrictions begin to ease up, there are old and new stories about the woes of commuting that remain to be addressed: lack of economical transportation options, road congestion given the number of private vehicles, and breakdown of the public transport system. But there are also positive developments, for instance, more people using bikes to get to their destination.
IAF 2021 Program List
The programmes of the Foundation's International Academy for Leadership (IAF) form an integral part of our international work and offer Liberals from all parts of the world opportunities to engage in dialogue, an exchange of ideas, networking and mutual cooperation. We aim to inspire.
"Never Give Up, Never Surrender” West Philippine Sea
“Independence demands that we always act and assert our sovereign rights. Kung tatahimik ka lang dahil takot ka ay hindi ka independent. Takot ka,” said Philippine Maritime Law Expert Prof. Jay Batongbacal. Citing a movie quote, he added, “Despite all the challenges, despite the disparity in power… ‘Never give up, never surrender.' "