Trillanes meets Samahang Magdalo Visayas Chapter
SENATE OFFICE, Manila, March 6, 2011-At least 18 chapters of the Samahang Magdalo Visayas chapter convened yesterday led by Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV at Cebu International Convention Center, Cebu City until today.
Since Trillanes was released last December after seven years of incarceration, Trillanes personally thanked them for helping him won in the last 2007 senatorial election, saying that this is the first time that Trillanes convened with members and volunteers of the Samahang Magdalo.
The said convention served as a venue to discuss local concerns and identify solutions to forward the welfare of the people in the Visayas.
Trillanes said that the Magdalo firmly believes that the only way toward achieving its vision of peaceful, progressive and prosperous country is to have a united, responsible and empowered citizenry; thus, the group has decided to open its doors to all people from all walks of life who shared the same dreams and aspirations for the love of the country.
The Visayas convention is the first of a series of meetings the Magdalo plans to hold, as preparations are under way to hold gatherings in Luzon and Mindanao.
The Samahang Magdalo was established last November 28, 2008, a socio-civic organization and well known group of reformist officers and men of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). Magdalo is a national movement that advocates good governance and social justice where its vision is to have a peaceful, progressive and prosperous country with a united citizenry.
It was founded by a group of reformist officers and men of the AFP who upheld their constitutional mandate as the protector of the people and the state, bravely fought the alleged corrupt and oppressive Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo regime where it’s members were eventually incarcerated for their conviction and yet after several years of detention, they remain steadfast in their belief that the Filipino people deserve a better government. (Jason de Asis)
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