Senatoriables Ignore Debt, Education Issues – YAD

10 05 2007

The group Youth Against Debt [YAD] slammed senatorial candidates for snubbing its electoral study on their position on debt, budget and education.

Of the 36 candidates for senatorial positions, only senatorial candidates Loren Legarda and Koko Pimentel responded to their questionaire, the group said.

Paula Bianca Lapuz, Student Council Alliance of the Philippines [SCAP] National Secretary General and YAD spokesperson, scored other candidates for failing to address in their campaign platforms the issues of debt, education and national budget. Read the rest of this entry »





The SCAP 6th National Congress

6 05 2007

In continuous pursuit of leadership excellence, the Student Council Alliance of the Philippines recently staged its National Congress convening around 75 competent student leaders from all over the archipelago.

The congress was conducted in Ciudad Christia Resort, San Mateo Rizal from April 18-21, 2007. The said event was covered by several inputs given by the equally brilliant speakers like Prof. Walden Bello as the key speaker and Prof. Maitet Diokno for the real score of the country’s economy.

 With this year’s theme, “Uniting the next generation of leaders in shaping the landscape of national struggle for social reform and mobilizing young people towards meaningful change”, it calls for the attention of the young leaders to move, kill the barrier of apathy and continuously be the prime catalysts for real social transformation.

Since the national congress is the highest policy-making body, also included in the event is the formulation, deliberation and analyzing of proposed resolutions. The election of National Executive Board was also conducted.