LP Launches Website, FNF Trains Media Team
|City of Manila Mayor Lito Atienza, FNF
Communications Officer Angelico Mercader and Democrat Party
of Thailand Representative Klampaiboon applauds the launch.
first major political party
in the Philippines, the
Liberal Party officially launched its own website. The new home
of the Philippine Liberal Party on the Net is
The momentous event – in
terms of party history
and online-politics in the country – was celebrated at an official
launching ceremony on Thursday, April 10th, 2003 in
“As liberalism is about
the freedom of information, the exchange of ideas and constructive
debate, it is but natural for a political party adhering to the
precepts of liberal democracy to build a home in the digital expanse
of the Net”, writes LP president Congressman Butch Abad
in his welcoming message.
The launch was attended by nearly 200 members and friends of
the party, among them the Mayor of Manila and LP Executive Vice
President Lito Atienza. The Friedrich Naumann Foundation has supported
the development of the website indirectly by providing technical
advice and training courses for the LP’s media-team.