FNF Alumni Group Revitalized With New
|Newly elected Alumni Group Coordinator
Essa Remoquillo with DepEd Undersecretary Chito Gascon.
Members of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation’s (FNF) Alumni
Group met at the Foundation’s office on June 9, 2005 to
exchange information and discuss the future of the informal association.
The 25 attendees agreed that the Group should meet as “a
loose network” of individuals who have attended leadership
training programs sponsored by the liberal Foundation in Europe.
The Group also agreed that it would join hands with the Foundation
in organizing educational and other social activities aimed at
sharing experiences, promoting the liberal cause and also
strengthening the network
Five members of the Group were elected to the “convenors’
group”: They are Atty. Arpee Santiago (Ateneo Human Rights
Center), Atty. Leah Olores (National Institute for Policy Studies),
Essa Remoquilo (Office of Senate Majority Leader Kiko Pangilinan),
Atty. Che Carpio and Odette Padilla. They elected Ms. Remoquillo
as the Coordinator of the Alumni Group.
The next activity of the alumni group will be a lecture and discussion
meeting with the FNF’s Head of the Asia Desk, Mr. Siegfried
Herzog who during his upcoming visit to Manila will hold a talk
on “Globalization, the European Union and liberal
politics in Germany” at the CALD-YLDA-FNF-office
on Wednesday, June 22, 2005, at seven o’clock in the evening.
Send an e-mail
if you wish to attend this meeting.