The National Anti-Poverty Commission Youth and Students’ Sector also added that young people’s participation in politics and governance remain an issue with the current talks on the abolition of the Sangguniang Kabataan and the current administration’s anti-corruption initiatives.
In this regard, youth groups such as the Student Council Alliance of the Philippines and the First Time Voters’ Network are pushing to maximize young people’s stake in the midterm elections by forwarding young people’s agenda, thus the launching of the Progressive Youth Agenda
The initiative seeks to mainstream young people’s issues, sentiments and policy recommendations in time for the 2013 midterm elections. Going against the tide of personality-based politics, youth and student organizations are banding together to make the most of the democratic spaces being afforded.
MR. SEAN AQUILINO
Councilor for Academics and Research
University Student Council, University of the Philippines-Manila