Padayon ta sa Cagayan De Oro!

November 26, 2009

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Philippine Office

in partnership with the following organizations in Cagayan De Oro City,

Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL), Amnesty International – Cagayan de Oro, BALAOD-Mindanaw (Balay Alternative Legal Advocates for Development in Mindanaw, Inc.), KAISAHAN (tungo sa Kaunlaran ng Kanayunan at Repormang Pansakahan/Solidarity towards Agrarian Reform and Rural Development, The Political Science Society of Liceo de Cagayan University, Supreme Student Council of Mindanao University of Science and Technology, The Central Student Government of Xavier University and the Kristohanong Katilingban Sa Pagpakabana-Xavier University (KKP-XU)


“For Freedom and Social Justice”

An Exhibition on Social Democracy in Germany

November 30 – December 4, 2009, Cagayan de Oro City

The exhibit “For Freedom and Social Justice” is a means to showcase the long struggle of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). It traces its origins from the 19th century, describes its political and philosophical milieus, and chronicles the transformations it has experienced for over a century of existence, as well as its continuing adaptation and actualization of ideas of social democracy.

The exhibit provides a narrative of the development of SPD’s platform, from its founding as a movement of the German working class in late 1800s, up until the formulation of its most recent platform as described in the Hamburg Program of 2007.

Consistent with its commitment to promote political education, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung has been visiting major cities and universities across the country beginning in June 2009 to showcase the history of the oldest political party in Germany, the Social Democratic Party of Germany: its aspirations, experiences and struggles. From 30 November to 4 December 2009, the FES will launch its Social Democracy Week in Cagayan de Oro City (CDO) to raise public awareness on the values of social democracy in the field of politics, business, and society and linking Germany’s experience to political systems and issues in the Philippines.

The week-long celebration includes exhibits, fora, and other activities.  Please see matrix of activities taking place in CDO.

Schedule of Activities:

Day 1, 30 November
Opening Ceremony / Forum on Social DemocracyVenue: Student Training Center (STC) Lobby, Xavier University
100-130PM Arrival and Registration of participants
131-145PM Program Preliminaries** Opening Prayer** National Anthem** Welcome Remarks Father Jose Ramon Villarin President, Xavier University
146-215PM Reflections on Program-based and membership based Political Parties in Germany and the Philippines Dr. Wolf Preuss and Mr. Percival Cendana
246-300PM Exhibit Presentation / Preparation for the Press Conference
Press ConferenceVenue: Xavier University
301-400PM Press Conference
Mobilization on Freedom and Social Justice (in line with Bonifacio Day)Venue: Divisoria, Cagayan de Oro City
401-600PM MobilizationAlliance of Progressive Labor (APL)
Exhibit, Walkthrough
PM Students from Xavier University
Day 2, 1 December 2009
Progressive ForumForum on Basic Sectors’ Participation in Political PartiesVenue: Nursing Amphi Theater, CIT Building, Xavier University
830-900AM Registration and Arrival of Participants
901-915AM Program Preliminaries** Prayer** National Anthem** Opening/Welcome RemarksAtty. Nonette Royo Vice President, Social Involvement-XU
916-1045AM People’s Participation in Political Parties in Germany and Philippines:Dr. Wolf Preuss Atty. Arlene J. Bag-ao,  Executive Trustee, BALAOD Mindanaw Interviewed by: Machris Cabreros
1046-1115AM Panel of Reactors fromYouth, Women, Farmer and Labor groups
1116-1130AM Open ForumFacilitator: Cheryl Polutan Program Officer, KAISAHAN
1131-1145AM Prospects and Challenges on the 2010 ElectionFather Nathan Director, AGGAP
1146AM-1200NN Closing RemarksAtty. Normita V. Batula Managing Director, BALAOD Mindanaw
Exhibit Walkthrough
PM Students from Xavier University
Day 3, 2 December 2009
Forum on Guapo or Trapo: Choosing Leaders on 2010Venue: Liceo de Cagayan University
100-130PM Forum Preliminaries** Prayer** National Anthem** Opening/Welcome RemarksHon. Adrian E. Barba City Councilor, Cagayan de Oro City Dean, Liceo College of Law
131-300PM Forum ProperMr. Tom Villarin, Akbayan Atty. Antonio Soriano, Former CDO Vice Mayor
301-330PM Open ForumFacilitator: Sergio Dacup, Jr. Paralegal Officer, BALAOD Mindanaw
331-345PM Closing Remarks Dean, Liceo College of Arts and Sciences
346-400PM Preparation and Travel time to Xavier University for Exhibit Walkthrough
Exhibit Walkthrough
AM Students from Lourdes College
PM Students from Golden Heritage Polytechnic CollegeStudents from Liceo de Cagayan University
Day 4, 3 December 2009
Exhibit Walkthrough
AM Students from Capitol University
PM Students from Mindanao University of Science and TechnologyStudents from Cagayan de Oro City National High School
Day 5, 4 December 2009
Forum on Youth Participation in 2010 ElectionVenue: Xavier University Covered Court
100-115PM Arrival and Registration of Participants
116-130PM Program Preliminaries** Prayer** National Anthem** Opening/Welcome RemarksMr. Nestor Banuag, Jr. Asst. Director, KKP-SIO
131-215PM Forum ProperFather Jose Ramon Villarin, SJ President, Xavier University Ms. Bianca Lapuz First Time Voters Network
216-315PM Panel of Reactors:


  1. Jestoni Dacot, President, Political Science Society, Liceo de Cagayan2
  2. Neil Vincent Bacal, President, Central Student Government, Xavier University
  3. Efren Julius Aguilar, President, Supreme Student Government, MUST
316-345PM Open ForumFacilitator: Ritz Lee Santos III Policy Advocacy Officer, BALAOD Mindanaw
346-400PM Closing RemarksMr. Gus Cerdena Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

One Response to “Padayon ta sa Cagayan De Oro!”

  1. go xavier, go grab the awards!. xavier estates.

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