On May 14, I will vote for Kabataan Partylist.
Technically, I am still part of the youth sector and I have a spiritual and emotional affinity with youth activists. I owe my political growth to fellow Guilders (being a member and officer of the CEGP from 1995 to 2000) and to contemporaries in the NUSP, LFS and SCM. There’s no denying that the progressive youth movement is an oustanding school for developing activists.
Young Pinoys deserve to get a seat in Congress through Kabataan Partylist. There are just too many problems besetting the youth (education, employment, empowerment, etc.). That there is a Kabataan Partylist proves that young Pinoys want to be part of the solution.
(In related development, we TXTPower co-convenors were almost unanimous in picking Kabataan Partylist as texters’ choice; One of us really wanted to endorse five partylists! He eventually consented and thus TXTPower reached a unanimous decision to endorse KABATAAN PARTYLIST.)
If and when Kabataan Partylist wins at least two percent of votes cast, we will be served by Raymond Palatino, a worthy heir to icons of youth leadership such as Wenceslao Vinzons, Ernesto Rodriguez Jr., Lean Alejandro and Amante Jimenez. He is well prepared: He obtained his degree in Education from UP. He is a former chairperson of the influential UP Student Council, former president of the National Union of Students of the Philippines and former spokesperson of Bayan Muna Youth.
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