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  • Freedom to live your own life, to pursue your own dreams, to make your own choices and to take your own responsibility – unhampered by busy-bodying bureaucrats, politicians, bishops, imams, teachers family and other nannies
  • Freedom to use your talents to get the best out of yourself - unhampered by corruption, red-tape, secrecy and aggression
  • Freedom from poverty, ignorance, disease and pollution
  • Freedom to choose who runs your town and your country – a fair political system, with transparent political parties, where politicians are properly held to account

It’s All About Freedom

FNF Philippines earlier launched The Liberal Project as part of its anniversary programs. The Liberal Project recognizes initiatives that translate the benefits of freedom into activities that improve communities. Consistent with the objective of communicating freedom as more than just a philosophy, FNF Philippines put up a search to identify existing endeavors that actually have a tangible impact on people’s lives. 32 projects were nominated from across the country. An online vote will be conducted, and a jury will select the top three projects.

On 27 November 2011, FNF and the University of the Philippines National College of Public Administration and Governance (UP-NCPAG) in cooperation with the Quezon City government are organizing a Freedom Run that could rouse the public’s consciousness on the value of freedom that they enjoy today. Acknowledging that this kind of activity appeals to all ages and across all sectors, FNF endeavored in this project to engage more people and hopefully inspire positive action to address issues that restrain them from maximizing the benefits of freedom. For this year’s Freedom Run, runners shall dash to a finish line where they can say “i am free from corruption.” The date of the event is significant as it is also the birthday of Ninoy Aquino who exceedingly contributed to the country’s freedom from tyranny and the Filipinos’ self-actualization. Ninoy is the father of President Aquino who was a staunch opponent of the dictator, Ferdinand Marcos. His assassination in 1983 triggered the People Power Revolution.

A number of people have committed support to the freedom campaign, among them is singer-artist Noel Cabangon who writes music as a way to engage the public in state affairs. Similar to his compositions Tungo Pagbabago Para sa Pagbabago (Towards Change, For Change) and Ako’y Isang Mabuting Pilipino (I’m a Good Filipino Citizen), Noel has pledged to write a Freedom Song so people can listen and imbibe the meaning of freedom.

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