Monday, March 01, 2010
Media Advisory: Covenant Signing between Senators Noynoy Aquino, Mar Roxas and the Urban Poor
File Photo: Senators Noynoy Aquino and Mar Roxas during a meeting with urban poor settlers in Baseco, Port Area, Manila on Sept. 7, 2008.
It is our great pleasure to invite you to the Covenant Signing of the Urban Poor and Senators Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino and Mar Roxas.
The signing will be held in the Del Pan Sports Complex, Tondo, Manila on Saturday, March 6 at 3:00 to 6:00PM.
The candidate will sign their agreement to the list of issues submitted to them by the urban poor and NGOs. The candidates promise to carry out the provisions of the covenant if elected.
The Covenant calls for: an end to forced evictions; more land proclamations and upgrading; more Community Mortgage Programs; better schools and health service (a doubling of the budget for these matters); creation of public works jobs for the poor; piped water and legal electricity for all poor areas; an increase in the housing budget and the extension of land tenure security by all means possible.
In addition to the signing by Noynoy, Mar and the people, there will be skits, singing, and talks by the two candidates and Mayor Alfredo Lim.
A crowd of 5,000 to 10,000 urban poor people is expected.
BETWEEN NOYNOY AQUINO AND MAR ROXAS
AND THE URBAN POOR
March 6, 2010 / 3:00 to 6:00PM
Del Pan Sports Complex
Introduction of Participants & Special Guests
Special Performance - Lolita Carbon (Vocalist of Asin)
Reading of the Covenant
Special Performance - Juana Change
Response from Senators Noynoy Aquino and Mar Roxas
Signing of the Covenant
Turn-Over of Piso-Piso Para sa Pagbabago coin bin
Final Remarks from Mayor Alfredo Lim
Final Blessing - Rev. Fr. Hector Suano
Goodbyes, Thank you’s