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PIA Press Release
2010/03/05

Mindanao young leaders to convene 3rd parliament

Davao City (5 March) -- Some 100 young leaders from government agencies, civil society, interfaith and peace networks from the country's second largest island will convene anew to discuss pressing issues confronting electoral reforms in the country.

The Mindanao Young Leaders Parliament (MYLP) has invited for March 5-7 an array of resource speakers to buttress the comprehensive voters' education and discuss the pros and cons of the maiden implementation of the automated elections system this May 10.

MYLP is an extensive socio-political organization of young Mindanaoan leaders committed to promote authentic youth empowerment through meaningful programs and projects.

Convening every year to forge relevant policy recommendations, it also lobbies and grassroots work and initiate peace building activities through a strong and meaningful partnership with the civil society, the local and national government units and various institutions who are concerned for the total integral development of Mindanao.

This year's youth parliament seeks to forge resolutions that go beyond electoral reform, emphasizing structural change ? as challenged by RA 8044, or the Youth in Nation-Building Act of 1995.

With the theme: "Championing the Mindanao Youth Agenda for the 2010 Elections and Beyond", the 3rd MYLP will be held on March 5-7 at Grand Regal Hotel, Lanang, Davao City.

The parliament is funded by The Asia Foundation (TAF) in partnership with the Technical Assistance Center for the Rural and Urban Poor-Konrad Adenauer Foundation (TACDRUP-KAF), National Youth Parliament Alumni Association-Mindananao,Junior Jaycees International-Davao Chapter and the Youth For a First World Philippines (YFWPI). (PIA) [top]

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