Student groups in Mindanao urged the government to recalibrate its strategies to end the armed conflict through resolving the root causes of armed rebellion: poverty, inequality, corruption, and atrocious governance, instead of sowing fear against dissent.
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Members of the University of the Philippines Mindanao Student Council held discussion circles in the campus before leading students to the anti-pork barrel rally on Wednesday afternoon. UP is one of the 79 state universities and colleges (SUCs) that had its budget slashed for 2014. Thus, the UP community is up in demanding the scrapping of congressional pork and presidential special funds and have them re-channeled to education. (davaotoday.com photo by Kenneth Jean I. Millondaga)
Grim, stiff-lipped, agitated are all written in the faces of these youth over Congress’ misuse of public funds at the expense of lack of budget for education. The Youth for Accountability and Truth Now (Youth ACT Now) led around 800 youth and students in Wednesday’s march rally from Rizal Park to Freedom Park. (davaotoday.com photo by Ace R. Morandante)
Youths gathered in a bench to fill up their voter registration forms at Davao’s Comelec office in Magsaysay Park as registration deadline draws near on July 31. Barangay and SK (Youth Federation) elections are set this October. (davaotoday.com photo by MEDEL V. HERNANI)
DAVAO CITY — Different youth organizations formally launched today an alliance against the current global financial crisis and commercialization of…