Foundation's Chairman Congratulates Sec.
Otto Graf Lambsdorff
The Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation,
Dr. Otto Graf Lambsdorff, has congratulated the outgoing President
of the Liberal Party of the Philippines (LP), Mr. Florencio “Butch”
Abad, upon his appointment as Secretary of Education of the Republic
of the Philippines.
In a personal letter, Dr. Lambsdorff also expresses his
appreciation for the long-standing cooperation between the
liberal Foundation and the Liberal Party
of this country
terming it “very fruitful and exemplary”. Dr. Lambsdorff writes:
“For us in Germany, it is always encouraging to see just how active
the Filipino Liberals have been in promoting liberal politics in
their country and the Asian region at large.”
In conclusion, Dr. Lambsdorff stresses the importance of
education in the liberal reform agenda
. “Our namesake Friedrich
Naumann was an educationist who believed in the liberating power
of education. For us, education stands at the very center of all
The Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation has conducted programs of civic
education in the Philippines since 1986. Members of the Liberal
Party and other organizations of the liberal family have been the
main beneficiaries of many of these programs.