LP Chairman Launches "Liberal Information
Some one hundred journalists and members of the liberal family
witnessed the official launching of three political publications
during a press event dubbed "Liberal Information Campaign 2004"
in Makati City on April 14, 2004. The three publications presented
to the public are:
- "Liberal Party: Tradition, Action, Conviction" - a
multimedia production and educational tool that showcases
the Party's achievements in the last 58 years and explains why
the LP is looking forward to a more promising future.
- "Electoral Campaign Management: A manual on vote-getting
and vote-protection strategies" - This booklet was
designed to address the needs of Liberal candidates throughout
the country and contains useful strategies of how best to establish
a campaign team, package messages, wine votes and - very crucial
- protect these votes.
- The special elections issue of the quarterly Liberal
Philippines magazine with a series of original reports
and commentaries dealing with issues relevant to the LP's ongoing
electoral campaign in the run-up to the May 10 elections.
Keynote speaker at the media event was Senate President and Chairman
of the Liberal Party (LP) Franklin Drilon, who said that the launching
of the publications marks "a significant event in the
history of the Liberal Party". The Party chairman emphasized
the importance of political communication in a democracy and announced
the imminent creation of a Liberal Party Media Bureau. "Let us
bring the Liberal Party closer to our people using the popular
media", Drilon said.
While the multimedia production was developed by members of the
editorial board of Liberal Philippines magazine, the campaign
manual was published by the National Institute for Policy Studies
(NIPS), the liberal think tank of the Philippines.
Members of the staff of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation
took an active role in the development of all three publications.
"The liberal family of the Philippines has developed modern
communications tools to convey the liberal messages to the citizens,
and the Foundation is excited to be part of this important political
process", said Dr. Ronald Meinardus, FNF-Resident Representative
The campaign manual and CD-ROM are given out free to
members of the Liberal Party. Non-members may purchase
the book at the price of PhP 100 and the CD-ROM at the price of
PhP 50. For orders, please email email@example.com
or call (632) 8403728-29.