The Filipino as a Liberal: Winners of
Essay Writing Contest Announced
magazine and the Friedrich Naumann
Foundation (FNF) announced the winners of the “The Filipino
as a Liberal” essay writing contest. Out of 100
entries from students and young professionals from all over the
, Liberal Philippines
Con-Con San Antonio and FNF Resident Representative Dr. Ronald
Meinardus narrowed the entries to the three best essays and picked
First place goes to Marlowe Selecios of Cagayan de Oro
with his essay: “The
Portrait of the Filipino as a Liberal.” The second
place winner is Ronnel Lim of Quezon City with
his essay: “Mabini’s
Children: The Filipinos as Doubting Liberals.” The
third best essay: “The
Filipino as a Liberal” belongs to Cheryl
Marie Cristobal of Davao City.
“With the quality of the entries we received, it was a
tough decision to choose the best essays,” said San Antonio.
“I am impressed by the richness of the liberal arguments
presented,” said Dr. Meinardus. “I look forward to
meeting the authors in the near future.”
Dr. Meinardus added that the liberal Foundation would also sponsor
the publication of a book containing the 15 most impressive
“The Filipino as a Liberal” essay writing contest
was sponsored by Liberal Philippines and the Friedrich
Naumann Foundation. First prize is a trip to Batanes
with the chance of a one-on-one meeting with Department of Education
Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad. Second prize is
a Nokia cell phone and third prize is a CD-MP3 player.
The official awarding ceremony will be held in Manila next month.