May 29, 2008
Vacation over, full strength anew for youth power
Youth, students nationwide to hold National Youth Assembly on May 30
YOUTH ACT NOW! (Youth for Accountability and Truth Now!) announced in a press conference today that it would be holding a National Youth Assembly at the UP Diliman tomorrow, May 30, to kick off the opening of classes.
The National Youth Assembly will be attended by different schools in Metro Manila from the Taft, Katipunan, University Belt, Aurora consortia. YOUTH ACT NOW! convenors and representatives from De La Salle, College of St. Benilde, UP, PUP, Miriam, Ateneo, Adamson, St. Scholastica, UP Manila, UST, UE, FEU and Trinity College will lead the student delegation.
They will be joined by representatives and student leaders from the National Union of Students of the Philippines, College Editors Guild of the Philippines, Kristiyanong Kabataan para sa Bayan, Kabataang Pinoy Party, Student Christian Movement of the Philippines, League of Filipino Students and Anakbayan.
Some high school students and out-of-school youth from urban poor communities metro-wide are also expected to participate.
YOUTH ACT NOW! Spokesperson Alvin Peters also announced that delegates from the regions and provinces are starting to arrive in Manila as of press time to attend to the event. YOUTH ACT NOW! coordinators and representatives from Southern Tagalog, Central Luzon, Cebu, Bicol, Panay, Davao, Baguio, Ilocos Region and Iloilo will participate in the youth assembly.
“The National Assembly’s objective is to gather youth and students nationwide to renew their pledges and commitment in the fight for truth, accountability and social change. Vacation is over, expect renewed and reinvigorated strength for youth power,” Peters said.
Peters said that the highlight of the event would be the pledges and planning sessions of youth and students from different areas of responsibilities to carry on with what they have left off during the summer break.
Engr. Rodolfo ‘Jun’ Lozada, Mr. Joey de Venecia and Bro. Eddie Villanueva will be guest speakers.
A firework display at the end of the program will signify the ‘start of the school year with a bang.’ ###
Reference: Alvin Peters, 09206209362