One Hundred Filipinos Have Attended Liberal
Leadership Training in Germany
|FNF Resident Representative Dr. Ronald
Meinardus with Undersecretary Nestor Ponce
The one hundredth liberal Filipino politician has recently successfully
attended the leadership training at the “International Academy
for Leadership” (IAF)
of the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation
in Germany. Undersecretary Nestor C. Ponce, Jr., who is the Presidential
Technical Assistant for Resettlement and a former Congressman
for the Liberal Party of the Philippines, returned to Manila after
attending a one-week-training course entitled “Political Strategies:
Next in line to travel upon the invitation of the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation
are two local government officials associated with the Liberal
Party of the Philippines. City Administrator of Manila Col.
Ernesto G. Dionisio and Board Member David C. Suarez (Quezon Province)
will travel to Gummersbach for a one-week workshop entitled, “Local
Government and Civil Society”.
The basic idea behind these leadership trainings in Germany is
to bring liberally minded political leaders from all parts of
the world together and provide a forum for the deliberation of
liberal solutions to the challenges of our societies.
“These international programs are a useful addition to
our local activities as they give young Filipino politicians the
opportunity to expand their horizons and network with like-minded
people from different parts of the world”, says Dr. Ronald Meinardus,
the Resident Representative of the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation
in the Philippines.
The IAF-participants have formed an alumni group that holds bi-monthly
meetings in Makati City to discuss timely issues of concern to
For an overview of the IAF-programs and reports of the Filipino
participants which highlight their experiences in Germany, please
visit IAF Pogram.