Foundation Assesses Philippine Programs
|Former Senate President Jovito
Salonga with FNF Regional Director Hubertus von Welck
The Friedrich Naumann Foundation (FNF) is presently conducting
an assessment of it educative and training programs in the Philippines.
For this purpose, FNF’s Regional Director for East and South
East Asia, Mr. Hubertus von Welck, and the Head of the Asia Department
at the Foundation’s headquarters, Mr. Siegfried Herzog, have
come to Manila for a series of informative talks with senior
Philippine officials associated with organized liberalism
in the country.
For nearly 20 years members of the Philippine liberal family
have been the main beneficiaries of the Foundation’s
educative projects in this part of the world. Following
the recent developments in the liberal family, the Foundation
has decided to conduct an assessment of its programs, with the
aim of evaluating its contribution to the promotion of
liberalism thus far and assess what could be its role in the future.
During their visit, the Foundation’s officials and Resident
Representative Dr. Ronald Meinardus held informative meetings
with political friends and partners. Among them were former Senate
President Jovito Salonga, Senate President Franklin Drilon, Senate
Majority Leader Francis Pangilinan, Solicitor General Edgardo
Nachura and Mayor of Manila Jose Atienza Jr. The Foundation’s
representatives also held informative meetings with the boards
of two longtime Philippine partner organizations: the National
Institute for Policy Studies (NIPS) and the Kabataang Liberal
ng Pilipinas (KALIPI), the Young Liberals of the Philippines.