Here’s Kabataan Partylist Representative Mong Palatino’s first priviledge speech delivered yesterday at the House of Representatives. Photo from the League of Filipino Students website. Continue reading
Here’s Raymond “Mong” Palatino’s message to the Filipino youth on the historical event of seating the first youth representative in Congress.
Kabataan, tayo ang pagbabago
Five years in the making for the country’s sole youth sectoral party-list, but better late than never and victory is still sweet for all Filipino youth.
Kabataan Party-list, the largest youth party in the country, represented the youth sector in the 2007 elections. It was the second time for our organization to run in the party-list elections. In 2004, we ran under our previous name, Anak ng Bayan, and were among the top choices for party-list based on pre-election surveys. Anak ng Bayan, however, fell prey to massive cheating. A significant number of our votes were anomalously counted in favor of another party-list group, thus our change of name in the 2007 party-list elections. Continue reading