President’s Hall, Malacañan Palace
March 21, 2023

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. administered the oath-taking of the National Movement of Young Legislators (NMYL) National Executive Committee during their courtesy call at the President’s Hall in Malacañan Palace.

“You are the young men and women who, the rest of us, who are towards I suppose, the ends of our careers, are counting on to take up the cudgels when the time comes. And I know that since you are already awardees that you are all going to be very prepared, and that the country can count on you. When I talk about the country and I talk about the service that you give, it does not necessarily mean that we are talking only about government or the public sector. There are many areas as you see now in what we are doing in trying to transform and reposition the Philippine[s], not only economy but society, is that every sector of government is now involved,” said the President in brief remarks.

He encouraged the young lawmakers to continue doing their respective works for the benefit of the Filipino people and the nation, emphasizing that his Administration needs a great deal of their commitment as leaders of the country’s future.

“We need that commitment to continue what we have begun so that what we do is very much in the national interest. We all have our different persona and professional agendas but let us keep the national interest at the base of all that we do. Because after all, it’s, it’s very good saying as they say, when the tide goes up, all the boats rise at the same time. So sabay-sabay tayong babangon muli,” the Chief Executive concluded.

The NMYL is a group of elected local lawmakers aged 40 years or younger holding the positions of municipal/city councilor, municipal/city vice mayor, provincial board member and provincial vice governor.

Founded in 1991, the NMYL is committed to good governance and ethical leadership by making the organization an effective channel in enacting responsive legislation and policy development to effect positive change in local government. It stays true to its advocacy of New Politics – the politics of Principles, Platform and Performance – and is a partner with the national government in nation building to achieve the aspirations for the country.

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