RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE CANDIDACY OF AKBAYAN! PARTY-LIST IN THE MAY 10, 2010 NATIONAL ELECTIONS

9 05 2010

AKBAYAN in 2010: Reclaiming Hope through Governance that Works

Whereas, The Student Council Alliance of the Philippines, as a progressive student councils and student political parties formation, promotes student welfare and continuously fights for students’ rights inside academic institutions;

Whereas, SCAP, as an Alliance that upholds alternative campus politics, believes in the relevance of policy advocacy and the power of legislation as an integral part of concrete and realistic component to reform educational system;
Whereas, SCAP, with other alternative progressive youth organizations, seeks for a law that will firmly defend and reaffirm the rights and welfare of the students;

Whereas, Akbayan Party-list is one of the pioneering and most established party list groups since the inception of the party-list system in 1998, with outstanding track record and essentially pro-people platform;

Whereas, Akbayan Party-list, in upholding the real essence of the party-list system, has proven its loyalty and remained sincere to the causes of the marginalized sectors of the society particularly to the youth and students;

Whereas, Akbayan Party-list is the only party-list group in the House of Representatives who pushes for genuine and realistic education reforms manifested in its continuous effort for the passage of the Magna Carta of the Students Bill;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT, SCAP as a unified Alliance, shall endorse and support the candidacy of Akabayan Party-list and take necessary measures to ensure a seat for the aforementioned candidate.

Proponent:
Luzon Regional Assembly

Remarks:
Approved with certain revisions/addendum, to wit:

RESOLVED FINALLY THAT, On the basis of Magna Carta of Students Bill, SCAP as an Alliance shall be formally endorsing Akbayan Party-list, however, level of engagement of each member council shall be determined by the councils themselves.

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