Youth group urges 2013 senate bets to prioritize healthcare

29 01 2013

Youth group urges 2013 senate bets to prioritize healthcare


A youth group today urged senate bets for 2013 to prioritize healthcare in keeping with the momentum of health reforms in the country.

The Student Council Alliance of the Philippines [SCAP] made this statement in a senatorial forum for health and young people conducted at San Beda College-Alabang today, attended by Sen. Gringo Honasan of the United Nationalist Alliance, former Akbayan partylist representative Risa Hontiveros of the LP-led ticket and Ang Kapatiran’s JC delos Reyes.

 The forum was done in partnership with InterAksyon, News 5, Smart Telecommunications and The Forum for Family Planning and Development as part of the Now Trending: #YouthVote2013 series in campuses nationwide.

“With the passage of the Reproductive Health and Sin Tax Reform laws in the 15th Congress, we feel that the next set of legislators should have a similar if not more intense advocacy for healthcare”, says Kenneth Yrastorza of SCAP.

“Our series of events aims to forward young people’s issues and recommendations, mainstreaming the idea of platform-based elections”, he added.

Yrastorza, who is also the student council president of San Beda College-Alabang, also appealed to fellow young voters to discern well “beyond campaign promises and refer to the track record of those running for the midterm elections”. #