Why Competition Matters for Economic Growth: Myanmar Delegation Learns from PH

In 2015, ASEAN member states Philippines and Myanmar both had their Competition Laws enacted to “ensure a level playing field and to build a culture of fair competition among businesses”.

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Myanmar Competition Commission

Democracy in Trouble: Duterte Allies Capture Senate

Allies of President Rodrigo Duterte are sweeping the Senate in the midterm elections with no opposition candidate expected to win—a first in three decades. The 2019 polls broke record, affirming...

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Voters PrecinctPoll watchers prepare the audit log from the vote-counting machines in Araullo High School, Manila, on May 13, 2019

Democracy Backslides in Philippine Elections

The midterm Philippine election in May is a turn for the worse in a fragile democracy. It is further hurting political parties, already one of the weakest institutions in the country, and giving...

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Ms. Marites Danguilan Vitug, author and journalist

“We are truth-tellers”

On Press Freedom Day, FNF Philippines stands up with journalists to embolden free press in safeguarding democracy. 

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We are truth-tellers

Duterte’s Unrelenting Attacks on Philippine Media

When the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ), an independent and reputable team of journalists, reported in April that President Rodrigo Duterte’s wealth and that of his two local...

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Duterte’s Unrelenting Attacks on Philippine Media

"We Can Always Try!": 3 PHL Startups Celebrate Optimism on World Innovation Day

FNF Philippines celebrates with the world by presenting stories of creativity and determination, hope and zeal, success and even failure of young and talented Filipinos who are driven to make things...

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World Creativity and Innovation Day

“Charot!” Talks About Charter Change and Elections, Urges Voters to be “Choosy”

With the ongoing debates on charter change (cha-cha) and campaigns for mid-term elections in full throttle, how does one cruise through a sea of information? How do people make informed decisions?...

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Charot! cast on stage

Freedom Mov_E Features a ‘Love Letter’ to a Martial Law Prisoner

‘A love letter,’ real life Commander Liway Cecille Oebanda, shared that the movie Liway is her son’s love letter to her— to the sacrifices she made fighting for a better society during the...

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Discussing Dev't Cooperation, Innovation&Erinnerungskultur with German Students

A group of about Bachelor and Master graduates of the study courses B.A. International Economics and Development and M.S. Economics had travelled from Bayreuth University to get acquainted with...

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Students from Germany visited FNF Philippines

Leadership Comes in Many Different Faces

The “i am free to lead” forum is designed to harness leadership to invigorate citizen participation among the youth. 

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Group photo of the 'I am Free to Lead' panel and audience