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Most student activists public display of protests becomes ‘arrogance’ at times leaving an undeniable negative mark in their advocacy as ‘activist’, implying a direct threat to the current political system of government.
We know for a fact that a few years ago, there are efforts from the government to properly represent the youth sector by way the Kabataang Barangay, and thru political representatives representing the youth in different areas all over the Philippines.
But this measure may not have filled the need of today’s youth to be recognized and heard. In one way or another, students still fill the streets, performing their right to the freedom of speech and expression, to leave a mark of desistance, revealing their unease to the never ending political drama, corruption, poverty, abuse and many other cancers of society.
Activism is defined as “the policy or action of using vigorous campaigning to bring about political or social change”. Consequently, as virtuous as the meaning of activism may seem to be, negative connotations have been linked to ‘student involvement’ in the said organization.
Heroic attributes are seen in these selfless acts of courage, because stress their point that is for the betterment of the studentry and the country.
These students are very active when it comes to expressing their sentiments, on the advocacy that they have committed themselves into, the visual display of their protests, almost, always seemingly pointing to end results that deem unpleasant and rebellious.
Consequently, these young inspirations of today has not been a positive mark in the never ending battle for truth and justice, they, and the people before them has always been remembered with smear of negativity when it comes to their application of political actions and advocacies.
But we all see the undeniable, if these intelligent young minds of today are restless in their quest for best for our people and the nation, a need to re-assess the future of our country is imperative.