Liberal Philippines Magazine Discusses
|The Liberal Philippines Magazine
September-November Issue cover
The controversial population policy issue takes center stage
in the September-November issue
of the Liberal Philippines
the country’s newest political magazine.
True to its vision of bringing the real issues behind the headlines
to its readers, the magazine takes on the problem of the country’s
population, which if unchecked, will double to 162 million
“We, in Liberal Philippines
, do not share the government’s
prosperity to relegate this matter to the bottom of the pile.
We strongly believe that this is a crucial matter that should
be discussed openly and decisively,” wrote Jonathan Malaya, the
magazine’s Editor in Chief.
In a related section, Liberal Philippines
also plays hosts
to the pro and anti-camps
in the Reproductive Health
Care Act (HB 4110) debate
. Rep. Neric Acosta, LP Vice President
for Mindanao, defends the controversial bill while Rep. Rudy Bacani,
LP Secretary General, criticizes the bill for its “propensity
towards decriminalizing abortion.”
- The magazine also joins the nation in remembering Ninoy
Aquino’s heroism by featuring Rep. Noynoy Aquino’s moving
piece on his father’s true legacy to the Filipino people. “My
father was simply an ordinary man caught up in the extra-ordinary
times,” he said.
- Manila Mayor Lito Atienza is featured in the Profile
of a Liberal section where Atienza was asked questions about
childhood, his views on population policy and his future political
- A gathering of sorts for liberal personalities in the country,
the magazine also includes LP President Florencio Abad’s
policy speech on Liberal Strategies for 2004 and Dr. Ronald
Meinardus’ essay on the proper place of liberals in the political
The magazine is envisioned to be the prime exponent of liberalism
in the country.