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President Aquino highlights importance of youth in social change
 

President Benigno S. Aquino III has acknowledged the importance of the role of the youth in social reform, citing their idealism as the main factor for change.

During the Youth Summit 2014 held in Quezon City on Friday, the President answered queries from youths who attended the event.

A participant asked the president about the importance of young Cabinet members, such as Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Secretary Joel Villanueva, in carrying out changes in government.

Recognizing the importance of older members of the Cabinet as well, the President said: "Youth in general, I think, is the primary motive force for change in society."

"When you are older, when you have certain sets of responsibilities, then you tend to compromise some of the principles or the beliefs that you had when you were younger," he said.

"The youth, therefore, is the main means to rekindle these principles, this idealism that might have become a little shall we say --- I wouldn’t want to use the word tarnish, but perhaps forgotten by the older set," he added.

The President noted that when there is unity between today’s youth and the older generation of idealists, their cohesion becomes an unstoppable force in changing the society for the good of the country. (full story: 12.19.14)

 
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