As the nation faces intense moral and political crisis, the Filipino youth is called upon to take up its role as bearers of the future and stand up for truth and accountablity in government. The Filipino youth must act now.

We are youth, students and professionals from different organizations, schools, colleges, universities, workplaces and communities. We unite in collective aspiration to knock on the conscience of our leaders and to awaken hope in the spirit of the Filipino people to bring forth a movement for truth and social change.

We commend Rodolfo “Jun” Lozada, Jr. for divulging truths with regard to anomalies and corrupt acts in government. We admire the courage and determination he showed as he faced efforts of government forces to harass his person in order to stop him from testifying in Senate investigations.

We express our solidarity with various church groups, the business sector, people’s organizations and concerned Filipino citizens who have similarly expressed confidence in Mr. Lozada’s sincerity and credibility.

We believe that national leaders should be accountable to the people and that government officials should portray the highest standards of morality and integrity to be able to propel the nation towards genuine progress, justice and peace.

As young people moved with our conscience and aspirations for good governance and accountability for wrong deeds done, we condemn the following acts by government:

• The attempted cover-up and past and present whitewash of evidence implicating Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, the First Gentleman and the First Family, along with Malacanang’s minions, in numerous issues of bribery and corruption and other shady deals of government;

• The gross and systematic plunder of the country’s coffers and resources for the benefit of a few influential government officials and cronies;

• The Arroyo administration’s shameless disregard of the intensity and effects of such allegations and its continuous brushing off of still unresolved issues of bribery and corruption despite overwhelming public clamor for morality, transparency and accountability; and

• The blatant and unabashed misuse of the administration machinery, including the Department of Justice, the Philippine National Police, the Armed Forces of the Philippines and other agencies of government, to conspire in the further deception of the people and betrayal of public trust.

The government has lost its moral ascendancy to govern due to the long list of scandals, electoral fraud and corruption issues that have mired its rule. The Arroyo administration has long ceased to perform as a role model government for the youth. It has caused the widespread disillusionment among young people and have been a disappointment to the youth’s desire to instill reforms in government.

We call on the government of Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to stop efforts to cover-up the truth and be accountable for its immoral and corrupt acts. The government’s desperate efforts to continuously cling to power have sown deep social discontent and division among the people.

We strongly believe in the sovereign right that rests on the people to change a morally bankrupt and corrupt regime with a conscientious leadership that can genuinely unite the nation and can bring forth meaningful social change.

YOUTH ACT NOW against a morally bankrupt government. YOUTH ACT NOW for truth, accountability and meaningful change.

YOUTH ACT NOW! (Youth for Accountability and Truth Now!

The Undersigned,

National Union Of Students of the Philippines (with 650 member councils nationwide)
College Editors Guild of the Philippines (with 750 member publications nationwide)
Kabataan Party
University of the Philippines (UP) University Student Council
UP Office of the Student Regent, Student Regent Teri Ridon
UP Manila University Student Council
UP Manila College of Arts and Science Student Council
Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights in UP (STAND-UP)
University of Santo Tomas ACT-NOW
UST Tiger PACT
Ateneo de Manila University Tanggulan Network
Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) Office of the Student Regent, Student Regent Sophia Prado
PUP Sentral na Konseho ng Mag-aaral
Samahan ng mga Mag-aaral para sa Sambayanan (SAMASA)-PUP
KKKP (Kalipunan ng Kristiyanong Kabataan sa Pilipinas)
Student Christian Movement of the Philippines
Christian Youth Fellowship
Samahan ng Kabataang Episcopal sa Pilipinas
Adamson University University Student Government
Philippine Christian University Supreme Student Government
SAMASA-Far Eastern University
Kabataang Pinoy
League of Filipino Students
ANAKBAYAN
Kabataang Artista para sa Tunay na Kalayaan (KARATULA)
UP The Philippine Collegian
UP Manila Collegian
PUP The Catalyst
ADMU Matanglawin
Arellano Herald
MLQU The Quezonian
PUP Mass Communications The Communicator
Velez College SSC
University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos SSG
Bicol University University Student Council
St. Louis University SSG, Kasama
University of the Cordilleras SSC
Central Mindanao Colleges SSC
Bukidnon State University SSC
Kalinga Apayao State College SSC

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  1. nakikiisa po ako sa Isang Layunin na Mailahad ang katotohan sa Kasalukuyang nagaganap na katiwalian sa ating Bansa lalot kinasasangkutan ng isang Pandak sa Malacanang.. Tulad ng Ilan o ng Karamihan ako isa sa nalulungkot sa naging Pahayag ng CBCP, isang pahayag na Puno ng Kaduwagan sa Katotohan nangyayari sa ating bansa., isa akong Kristiyano at kasalukuyang Namumuno sa isang pang kapatiran KofC.. ngunit ang naging Pahayag ng CBCP ay di katanggap tanggap.. Sana ang Kaduwagan ng CBPC sa Layunin ng Sambayanang Pilipino ay hindi maging Hadlang sa Ating mga Kabataan upang Ihayag Karapatan na Malaman ang Katotohanan..

  2. I would like to speak on,the street life,what is causing,crime,drugs,elocohol addiction,what is causing,them to lash out.The reason there looking for an answere for there lives,how we all need Jesus Christ.

  3. there are many who need ,love kindness,an ear to hear,the cries,people willing to go the distances,to make it a place of hope.Theres to many,authority heads,pastors preaching,polititions saying things,not doing it,or doing what there saying or preaching.To many,making peole feel there nothing wont amount to anything.Even families abondon eachother because they disagree,people prgitis,saying you did this so ill do something to you in return.People lashing out,all over,causing harm,coning eachother to get what they want,persicuting,judging,killing,causing war,forgetting what it really is about,who really,gave us what we have,a beautifull world,beautifull people made in the image of God.Theres to many who think there better,then someone else,forgetting God doesnot make junk.To many calling eachother liers,with no proof,innocent people locked up,labelled,taken granted of.To many children suffering because of lack of faith,selfish conduct.To many climate changes,weather problems,because of war,greed,selfishness,not taking care of what God,created for us.A nation giving up,on thereselves.When we give up,on ourselves,the people around the world,dont reachout in love,put our differances away,cause harm,curses,we do it to Jesus Christ.The bible says,give and it shall be given unto you,press down,shaken together,running over.Love oneanother as yourself,he that lacks wisdom,ask for it.Love God,with all your heart,soul,mind,streagth.Suffer the little children,come unto me.Trust,obey,theres no other way to be happy in Jesus than to trust and obey.Do unto others,as you would have them,do unto you.Judge not,lest ye be judged.So many other scriptures that line up,with what i wrote,comming against such things.We are a people,nation,should act like a family,people united for Christ,defeaters of the enemy,dragon,antichrist,beast of the air.More than concourers says the Lord,knowing we can do all things through Jesus Christ who streagthens us.People knowing,that all things are possible,if we only believe in Him,all things are possible for Jesus Christ.That there are many gifted people,in the world,who see what Jesus Christ sees and hears,in spirit and truth.People who see dreams,and visions,The LOrd says,the young will see dreams,the old will see visions,they are not mental illnesses,should me medicated,called liers,or lacked up.You see God,is true,every scripture,ive given lines up.Jesus Christ,is the truth,life ,way.The author,finisher of our faith,He gives and takes away,we reap,what we sow.He the beginning and the end,everlasting father.He protects His children,we know His voice.God says,nothing is done in a day,but for us to all,work out our salvation,with trembling anf fear.God is well pleased when,we go distances,for ourselves,others,work out our downfall,go towards the goal,to victory.He will do the rest,set us free,streagthen us,Be still and know He is God.He has an answere,on the way,rescuers are on the way.Theres so much i could speak about concerning this.I pray you will,come to realize,Gods truths,help Gods dream,for all mankind come alife,give your hearts,lives back to Him,AWAKE AWAKE OH ISRIAL,REPRESANTS US ALL.TURN BACK TO YOUR FIRST LOVE,JESUS CHRIST,HE,YOUR REDEAMER DRAWETH NIGH.THE RULER OF REVELATIONS 12,IS COME.WITH A ROD,WILL WILL FREE ALL.IN JESUS CHRIST NAME AMEN.JESUS CHRIST,HAS LAST WORD,NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES,EVERY KNEE SHALL BOW,EVERY TONGUE CONFESS JESUS CHRIST LORD,AGREES AMEN AMEN.

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