28 Jun Northern Mindanao Youth Summit: Youth Agenda for the Incoming Duterte Administration to be Held in Bulua
This coming July 1, 2016, KABATAAN, TAYO ANG PAG-ASA Network will spearhead the Northern Mindanao Youth Summit which intends to reach out to all youth organizations and individuals across Northern Mindanao to unite the youth’s interest into a Youth Agenda which then will be presented to the incoming Duterte administration.
The said event will be held at the Decent Center, IFI Bulua, Brgy. Bulua here in the city. All individuals and organizations are encouraged to attend.
Below are some of the topics that will be brought about in the event.
DECENT JOB AND WAGES
The Philippine labor force is composed, for the most part, of young Filipinos.
Therefore, the agenda of Filipino workers is the agenda of the Filipino Youth.
RIGHTS AND WELFARE OF THE MARGINALIZED SECTOR
Corollary to the call for better living conditions for each and every Filipino is the fight for the rights and welfare of all marginalized sectors of society, including women, national minorities, the LGBT community, and Overseas Filipino Workers.
GENUINE AGRARIAN REFORM
We recognize the large role played by the peasant sector in Philippine society.
This is the primary reason why genuine agrarian reform is part and parcel of the People’s Agenda pushed by the Filipino youth.
Recognizing the vital role of Education in nation-building, the Filipino youth primarily calls for the institution of free public education at levels.
No Filipino student should be deprived of education due to spiraling costs of matriculation and other school fees, which is brought about by the intensifying deregulation of education.
NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY AND PATRIMONY
As the conflict surrounding the West Philippine Sea intensifies, the Filipino youth also seeks to galvanize the nation to fight against Chinese aggression and growing US military intervention.
The pursuit of just and lasting peace is of primordial importance.
The Filipino youth recognizes the fact that peace can only be attained once the root causes of armed revolutions in the country are addressed.
For those who are interested to attend, make sure you are present at the specific date.