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.
Marcos dynasty returns
According to initial counts, Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr, son of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr, has won the Philippine presidential election with over 50 percent of the vote. Under "Bongbong," the rule of law and freedom of the press in the Philippines will be further undermined, analyzes Rebecca Zistel, Philippine expert of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.
Personality beats the political program
In a few days more than 67 million registered Filipino voters will decide on a new government: the constitution of the country prohibits a president to be re-elected. Therefore current Head of State Rodrigo Duterte, whose infamous so-called “War on Drugs” is meanwhile investigated by the International Criminal Court in The Hague, will no longer reign the country. Will the Philippines finally head into a brighter future or could matters get worse?
Leni Robredo: A symbol of hope
A “pink wave” mirroring the color of the presidential candidate has swept of the Philippines since the country’s current Vice President and chairman of the Liberal Party Leni Robredo announced her candidacy for president. As the Philippines approaches the presidential election on May 9th, and Robredo’s campaign continue to gain momentum, who is the person behind this movement?
Creating Local Policy Roadmaps for Smart Solid Waste Management
Resource management, including waste management, is a key smart city area for Philippine cities. Through smart solid waste management (SSWM) – leveraging technology to solve solid waste management problems – decisions can be driven by data. The study created roadmaps for two LGU cases for smart solid waste management: the City of Oroquieta and the Municipality of Arteche.
Call for Partnerships: Innovate towards Smarter Mobility for Freedom!
An open call for research papers, projects, and campaigns highlighting ways on how the transport sector could be improved and how it could contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions and economic freedom.
Job Vacancy: Finance Assistant | Manila, Philippines
The FNF Manila Office is expanding its team and is looking for a Finance Assistant. Do you fit the profile? If you do, we’d love to hear from you!
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.