February 27, 2008
Alumni Group Launches 2008 IAF Directory
Sammy Santos takes over as IAF coordinator from Clare Amador.
FNF Resident Representative Siegfried Herzog looks on.
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) Alumni Group welcomed 2008
with the launch of the International
Academy for Leadership (IAF)
annual directory on 27 February
2008 in Makati City. The Alumni Group is composed of individuals
who have completed IAF leadership trainings in Europe. It serves
as a network for the exchange of ideas and a resource for further
To lead the alumni’s activities for the year and to continue
replicating the IAF seminars in the Philippines, the Group elected
Santos, Senate print media director. “The FNF alumni
must play a bigger part in spreading liberal solutions
especially given the challenges our country is facing today,”
Santos said. He promised a year of more activities and at least
one IAF replication seminar in the province.
The alumni capped off the evening by viewing the film The
Call of the Entrepreneur. The movie dispels the criticism
that businessmen are “greedy capitalists.” By discussing
the lives of three different entrepreneurs, the film shows that
business is a legitimate vocation that benefits society.
“Supporting the Alumni Group is an important part of our
work,” said FNF Resident Representative Siegfried Herzog.
“When the message of freedom takes root
in the lives of people, they become the best agents
for it. In continuing to develop our alumni, we hope to keep their
passion for liberty going.”
For more information on the IAF 2008 program line-up, please