January 19, 2011
Philippine President thanks FNF for Contribution
Liberal Party President MAR Roxas
introduces FNF Philippines Country Director Jules Maaten and wife
to President Aquino during the LP Christmas Party in Dec 2010.
President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, at a
dinner in Malacanang Palace in celebration of the Liberal Party's
65th Anniversary acknowledged the support of the Friedrich Naumann
Foundation for Liberty (FNF) Philippine Office in promoting
liberalism and advancing reforms in the country. President
Aquino also appreciated the work done by the Council
of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD) in bringing Asian Liberals
Prior to the dinner at the Palace, a program in Club Filipino
was held to announce the results of the LP elections for National
Officers. Former Senator MAR Roxas was given a fresh mandate to
lead the LP. It was also in this event where President Aquino
proudly expressed his association with LP. "To
those who haven't realised it, I am a Liberal and proud of it,"
he announced, which generated an ovational applause.