(Alayansa ng Nagkakaisang Kabataan ng Samayanan para sa Kaunlaran)
The Party List and ANAKBAYAN
The Party List election come this 11 of May 1998 will be the first implementation of RA 7941 which is also known as the Party List System Act. The Party List system intends to represent the marginalized and underrepresented sector (youth, labor, women, fisherfolk, farmers, urban poor) in society by affording them participation in the legitimate policy making process.
ANAKBAYAN is a progressive national sectoral youth party aiming to represent the youth sector in Congress. We intend to advance our youths interest and welfare by introducing laws critical to our development and advancement as future leaders and citizens of this country.
What is it for you?
Through the Party List Law, our youth will now have direct representation in governance thru the legislative process. Through the Party List system, we can now assert and work for ourselves issues and policies which are critical to our interests and welfare. Unlike before where we have to resort to para-legal activities just to be heard, we can now introduce policies and program of government by ourselves.
WHAT WE AIM TO ACHIEVE IN CONGRESS
Shift governments priority towards education.
Push for the passage of the Magna Carta of Students.
Work for the reinvigoration and strengthening of youths participation in governance.
Work for the budgetary allocation for the conduct of capability building programs and activities.
Actively advocate for new authentic politics based on issues and programs.
ANAKBAYAN: Our Beginnings
ANAKBAYAN was borne out of youths idealism and impatience to take upon ourselves concrete actions to address our own pressing concerns.
ANAKBAYANs beginnings can be traced back by the alliance of its founding organizations (USDY and DSU) under the common objective of advancing our youth rights and welfare. Upon its inception in 1990, the group was preoccupied with advocacy activities educating the youths at grassroots level on issues which are critical to their well-being. Leadership and speakership trainings were also provided by the alliance as it extended assistance to school leaders in winning governance in the repective council elections.
After years of participation in advocacy activities, ANAKBAYAN realized that indeed, the youths concern need more than just advocacy activities to be addressed. Thus, during a pre-congress attended by its ally organization all over the country in the early 1995, ANAKBAYAN unanimously decided to enlist itself in the Party-List system. Believing that our youths welfare and interest can only be best addressed by gaining direct representation for its own legislative agenda, specifically in the policy making process.
ANAKBAYAN: Whats the Catch
ANAKBAYAN commits itself towards the attainment of an empowered youth sector.
Concretely, we stand for:
ANAKBAYAN: Legislative Agenda
ON QUALITY, RELEVANT AND REPONSIVE EDUCATION
ANAKBAYAN shall work for the increased government budget allocation for education (i.e. increasing the number of governments scholars, increased governments subsidy to schools).
Introduce bills that shall abrogate all discriminatory practices and policies of school and state which prejudices the individuals right to education.
Push for the passage of the Magna Carta of students.
Establish a curriculum reviewing, body to update the relevance of the academes curriculum ensuring its responsiveness to the need of the countries development (i.e. technology based, science intensive).
ON THE PROVISION OF SUPPORT SERVICES
ON YOUTHS POLITICAL PARTICIPATION
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