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.
FNF Philippines Welcomes Dr. Almut Besold, Forging Stronger Ties with the Liberal Community
Dr. Almut Besold's arrival heralds a new era for the FNF Philippine office; one that Dr. Adam acknowledges will be a significant step towards building a more robust and resilient democracy in the Philippines. A recent gathering held at the FNF Makati office provided our partners the space to give Dr. Almut a background on their respective organizations, the activities they are currently implementing, and the projects they are planning for the future.
Navigating an AI Future: Insights from Maria Ressa and Chris Wylie
Courage is often demanded in the line of fire even when the warfare has now transitioned into the realm of information. Now that the frontlines are immediate to the devices of each citizen, that courage becomes a responsibility that everyone shares.
Honoring Dr. Rainer Adam: A Grateful Farewell to FNF Philippines' Interim Country Director
As we welcome our new country director, Dr. Almut Besold, it is with deep gratitude and admiration that we reflect on the incredible journey Dr. Rainer Adam has taken us on during the past few months. With his trusty ukulele in hand, Dr. Adam entered the FNF Makati office with his signature smile and was quick to rally everyone's enthusiasm and team spirit.
Freedom In Motion: Dance for the Planet and the People
Using performance arts to bring together artists, thinkers, public and private sector representatives, and the community to create a safer, healthier, and just society, the University of Baguio, Baguio Street Dance Community, BADD and Ajos Trust, with support from FNF Philippines and Camp John Hay organized “Freedom in Motion: Dance for the Planet and the People”.
Campaigning for freedom of movement by supporting our transport workers
Junior Chamber International Manila and Junior Chamber International Iloilo Ilang-ilang, with the support of FNF Philippines, launched Project Mani(be)la, a program that ensures that the transport workers and the cooperatives are able to adjust and continue earning a decent living in the transition from the old to the new transport system.
Winners of Freedom Vlog 2023 Talk About Their Entries
Through the creative and candid storytelling of the Freedom Vlog participants, the gaps in the public transport system, as well as possible solutions for smart mobility and active transport, can be brought to light.
You’re never too young to champion good governance; the AYL Iloilo experience
To help equip the country’s youth leaders with the necessary skills and values in advocating good governance, Kaya Natin! Movement, in partnership with Friedrich Naumann Foundation, launched the Academy for Young Leaders (AYL).