Ilonggo youth to voters: 'If you love your country, fight for it'

YOUTH VOTE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS. Ilonggo youth leaders from different organizations gathered to reiterate their statements urging their fellow Filipino Youth to vote not for popular candidates but to vote for democracy and human rights. Photo by Dakila Media

YOUTH VOTE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS. Ilonggo youth leaders from different organizations gathered to reiterate their statements urging their fellow Filipino Youth to vote not for popular candidates but to vote for democracy and human rights.

Photo by Dakila Media

MANILA, Philippines– Less than a week before the elections, youth groups in Iloilo City called on young voters to show their love for the nation by choosing candidates who will push for democracy and human rights in the 2019 elections .

Iloilo youth groups including Dakila Iloilo Collective, Iloilo-based youth movement #AngAkonGusto2019, and Human Rights groups-led electoral initiative Karapat-Dapat emphasized during a press conference on Tuesday, May 7, the impact of the youth vote in the elections through a joint statement. (IN NUMBERS: Registered voters for the May 2019 elections)

“Our history as a nation has shown that we, the youth, have always been in the forefront of the  struggle. It is innate in our nature as youth to be critical  thinkers. With our youth as our weapon, we have won battles and we will win again,” they said.

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FIGHT FOR IT. The #AngAkonGusto2019 campaign is initiated by youth leaders coming from different youth organizations in Iloilo City. Photo by DAKILA MEDIA

FIGHT FOR IT. The #AngAkonGusto2019 campaign is initiated by youth leaders coming from different youth organizations in Iloilo City.

Photo by DAKILA MEDIA

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