KABATAANG PILIPINO AGAPAYAN TUTOL SA IMORALIDAD, REBELYON AT NARKOTIKO
BUTCH BELGICA, M.DIV., D.MIN.
Presidential Adviser for Religious Affiars
ATTY. JEREMIAH BELGICA
ATTY. JEREMIAH BELGICA
Director General, Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA)
M A N I F E S T O
JOINING OUR VOICES, THE YOUTH COMING FROM THE DIFFERENT SECTORS OF THE LAND WOULD LIKE TO REGISTER OUR CHRISTIAN DISSENT AGAINST THE EVIL OF THE IMMORALITY, REBELLION AND DRUG ABUSE.
1. It is our STAND that RIGHTEOUSNESS exalts a nation while evil is a reproach to the people. Thus, we view with righteous indignation the moral decay that pervades the whole spectrum of Philippine society; the seeming inability of the various government instrumentally in combating this forces of darkness that dims the horizon of progress; and even the religious sector who failed, and continually fails, to provide the moral strands and spiritual nourishment of our nation in general, and our leaders in particular.
2. It is our POSITION that in times like these, the youth who is the principal and helpless victims of immorality, rebellion and drug addiction should harness its potential unit, consolidate and fight back, not with weapons that are carnal but with spiritual armour of righteousness and Christian love; turn back the tide of evil and cease to be victims but be conquerors.
3. It is our VISION that we overcome evil with good as we abhor the use of violence and bloodshed as a means to a just end, as history is replete with evidence that violence begets violence while love begets love. It is therefore in this context that we encourage the young to lead a purposeful and meaningful life in a decent dignified atmosphere and that their youthful energy be harnessed into a distinct voice and force, to be heard and utilized in times of crisis.
4. It is our basic IDEAL that seminars and intensive information and educational campaign must be started among the youth for them to serve as a unified front, a powerful moral force registering without fear or favor their legitimate dissent; their disavowal against the satanic forces of immorality, drug abuse and rebellion thru various means of expression, including but not limited to coordinated mass actions and activities. Therefore, let this perpetual stand and outcry of the KAPATIRAN (Kabataang Pilipino Agapayan Tutol sa Imoralidad, Rebelyon at Narkotiko) to enlist the cooperation of the various concerned sectors of our society; to leave the comfort of their houses and get involved in this gigantic task of instilling a moral and spiritual revival, for nothing is IMPOSSIBLE TO A GOD-RELIANT people. So be it.