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Youth group endorses Bro. Eddie

December 30, 2009 17:13:00
Maila Ager

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MANILA, Philippines - The Kristiyanong Kabataan para sa Bayan (KKB), a youth movement with one million members nationwide, has endorsed Bro. Eddie Villanueva for president in 2010.

The group, led by its executive director, Emil Galang, cited Villanueva’s “consistent” and “unshakable track record “ in serving the Filipino people as one reason for its decision to support his presidential bid.

“After an extensive examination and deliberation among its membership and then, the national leadership, the KKB Movement has unanimously decided to support the candidacy of Bro. Eddie Villanueva,” the KBB said in its manifesto of support.

The manifesto was presented to Villanueva, standard-bearer of Bangon Pilipinas Party, at a two-day youth summit held at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City, which ended Tuesday night.

“The KKB movement believes that Bro. Eddie's consistent and unshakable track record in serving the Filipino people imprinted in his heart & soul the value of accountability: that public service is a public trust and that position is not personal glory but is a glorious means to serve his fellow citizens,” it said.

Villanueva’s message was the highlight of the summit, an annual convention of youth leaders representing the KKB membership from all over Metro Manila, Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao and chapters in 44 countries abroad.

“History has given the youth a mandate to be the beacons of hope for our beloved country. Do not abandon the mandate, instead pursue it... and pursue it with all your heart,” he said.

He reminded the youth leaders about how youth in the like of Jose Rizal became heroes and pillars of Philippine history.

“Our history continuously unfolds. I have the faith that the youth I am speaking to tonight carry with them the same patriotic blood that would make them heroes and pillars of yet another glorious track that our country would tread on,” he said.

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