NIPS Launches Filipino Version of Primer
|Rep. Alfonso Umali Jr., Rep. Neric Acosta
and Dr. July Teehankee
Following on the heels of the well received Liberalism: A
comes the first translated copy in the much
awaited local language series
. The National Institute
for Policy Studies (NIPS) together with the Friedrich Naumann
Foundation (FNF) launched the Filipino version of the primer on
August 30 at the Imperial Suites hotel, Quezon City.
NIPS emphasized that with Liberalismo: Isang Praymer
the values of liberalism can reach a wider audience in the main
island of Luzon. “In these crucial times, the primer
will serve as a guide in our fight for democracy,” said
Dr. July Teehankee, NIPS managing trustee. Especially in the grassroots
level the primer can help in building, consolidating and strengthening
the Liberal Party (LP). “Liberalismo: Isang Praymer
will help our members and potential members better understand
our political ideology, and every member can better contribute
to making LP the party of the future," said Rep. Alfonso
Umali Jr., LP deputy secretary general. "Bawat pag-anib
sa partido ay isang kasaysayan (each member becomes a part
of history),” he added.
“This is another cause for celebration for NIPS and LP.
The Foundation will always be supportive of projects such as this.
Ang pagsasalin ng praymer sa Filipino ay isang malaking
hakbang sa pagpapalaganap ng liberalismo (the translation
of the primer in Filipino is a big step in spreading liberalism),”
said FNF Senior Administrative Officer Minnie Salao.