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December 12, 2008

Concrete Reform Agenda for the Local Government Code Sought

[Foto L-R: Dr. Gaudioso Sosmena (LOGODEF), former Bulacan Gov. Josie de la Cruz, Dr. Mariano Guillermo (LOGODEF)] The first of a series of three roundtable discussions on decentralization was held last November 27 at the Peninsula Manila, organized by the Local Government Development Foundation (LOGODEF) and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), together with the Congressional Planning and Budget Department (CPBD) of the House of Representatives and the Senate Economic Planning Office (SEPO). more…

December 11, 2008

Training Course on the Investigation and Prosecution of Extra-judicial Killings

From 29 Sep to 03 Oct KAS conducted a special training course on the investigation and prosecution of extra-judicial killings in Cebu&Cagayan de Oro/ Philippines. KAS invited Professor Zhu, former prosecutor of ICTY/ICTR, and German prosecutor Juergen Assmann, legal consultant of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, to give presentations on how investigation and prosecution are dealt in their home countries and in the various international tribunals they served at. more…

December 5, 2008

Clarify DDR, Civil Society Groups Clamor

[Foto: From right: PNP Chief PDir. Gen. Jesus Versoza, Usec. Ernesto Carolina (Dept. of National Defense), MGen Nehemias Pajarito (AFP), BGen. Victor Felix (AFP)] The Philippine Council for Islam and Democracy (PCID), together with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), organized a roundtable discussion on Developing a Post-MoA Peace and Security Agenda in Mindanao, held at the National Defense College of the Philippines last November 26, 2008. Various members of Mindanao civil society... more…

December 3, 2008

EU-ASEAN Think-Tank Dialogue

[2nd from right: HE Alistair McDonald, head of mission, EU Commission Philippines, former Parliamentary State Secretary Klaus Juergen-Hedrich] The 10th annual EU-East Asia Think-Tank dialogue with the theme, Institutional Development in Regional Organizations: Charter-Making in the EU and the ASEAN, was held last Oct. 12-15 in Cebu. The dialogue was attended by participants from ASEAN Institutes for Strategic and International Studies as well as experts from Japan, Korea and China. more…

November 27, 2008

Open Invitation: Rekindling the Fire: A Forum on the Life and Works of Raul Sevilla Manglapus

On the occasion of the 90th year of his birth, to be held on December 4, 2008, Thursday, at the Escaler Hall of the Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City at 1.30 pm. Raul Manglapus served the Philippines as Senator (1961-1967) and as Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary (1987-1992). He is the founder of the National Union of Christian Democrats (NUCD). Manglapus stayed in exile from 1972-1986 in the United States of America. For confirmations, please contact info@kas.ph. more…

November 25, 2008

Colegio de San Agustin Makati wins 2008 KAS-ADS Grand Debate Final

(Photo: KAS Country Representative, Klaus Preschle awarding the winners) Finalists Joshua Lim and Allan Cabrera from the Colegio de San Agustin Makati triumped in the 2008 Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Grand Debate Final held last November 8, 2008 at the Great Eastern Hotel. Mr. Cabrera was also awarded as Best Speaker of the debate tournament. more…

November 21, 2008

Return to the Negotiating Table Urged

[Foto: Atty. Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel and Klaus Preschle (KAS)] A roundtable discussion on “The Prospects for Peace and Security in Mindanao” organized by the Philippine Council for Islam and Democracy headed by its Convenor, Ms. Amina Rasul, with funding support from the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), was held last October 23, 2008 at the Linden Suites in Pasig City... more…

November 18, 2008

Juan Ponce Enrile ist neuer Senatspräsident

Nach dem überraschenden Rücktritt von Manuel Villar am 17. November wurde Senator Juan Ponce Enrile zum neuen Präsidenten des philippinischen Senats gewählt. Enrile ist 84 Jahre alt. more…

November 17, 2008

KAS Holds Workshop on Ethical Leadership and Successful Political Campaigning

[Foto: Malou Tiquia during a workshop session] The Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), together with the Centrist Policy Institute (CPI), gathered several young politicians together to discuss the foundations of ethical leadership, as well as gathered together with several public relations and campaign polling industry experts for a workshop on gathering skills in running for public office. Participants hailed from all across the country, who had aspirations to run in the upcoming 2010 electi... more…

November 13, 2008

Participatory Democracy and Good Governance Urged by Model Leaders

[Foto: Gov. Ed Panlilio of Pampanga and Mayor Sonia Lorenzo of San Isidro, Nueva Ecija dialogue with 300 students] Good governance was the issue raised during the annual KAS Issue forum, organized by the Ateneo Debate Society (ADS) and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS). The 2008 Issue Forum invited Kaya Natin! Network leaders Pampanga Governor Fr. Ed Panlilio and San Isidro, Nueva Ecija mayor Sonia Lorenzo to address around 300 students gathered together from all over the country. more…