Asia's Young Liberals Formally Join CALD-FNF
|(from left to right) Mr. Uwe Johannen,
Mr. Rajendra Mulmi, Anne Elicaño, Rep. Nereus Acosta
and Dr. Ronald Meinardus
The Secretariat of the Young Liberals and Democrats of Asia (YLDA)
was formally inaugurated in Makati City on May 18, 2005. The office
of the Young Liberals is now under the same roof as the Friedrich
Naumann Foundation (FNF) and the Council of Asian Liberals and
Democrats (CALD). Welcoming the numerous guests from the Liberal
Party of the Philippines (LP), the Philippine Young Liberals (KALIPI),
diplomats, journalists and friends, FNF’s resident representative
Dr. Ronald Meinardus said “the new addition to our premises
symbolizes the growth of organized liberalism both in
the Philippines and in Asia
as a whole.
|YLDA Program Officer Anne Elicaño
(3rd from left) together with FNF-CALD staff at the inauguration.
They are joined by Liberal Philippines Assistant
Editor Essa Remoquillo
LP Executive Vice President and Honorary Chairman of KALIPI Congressman
Nereus Acosta, Ph.D., in his congratulatory message said that the
location of the YLDA-secretariat is proof of the close relationship
and the bonds of friendship that unite the liberal movement
“We welcome you in Manila, and we wish YLDA well,” Dr. Acosta said.
In a symbolic act, YLDA Secretary General Rajenda Mulmi and YLDA
Program Officer Anne Elicano unveiled the signage of the group
to be placed in the entrance area of the office.
Among the first well-wishers was FNF Regional Director Uwe Johannen,
who pleased the many young people in the audience when he stated
he also started his career many years ago as a young liberal.
For more information on YLDA, please visit www.yldasia.org.