CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Local Liberal Party (LP) members gathered here Saturday for the formal launching of the "Advocates of Youth and Students for Noynoy Aquino" (Ayos NA).
The launching was also attended by several youth organizations and students, and was held at Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center.
Ayos NA, founded and chaired by actor Dingdong Dantes, aims to cater the youth and students with its prime programs in education and other social development projects.
It also aims to generate about 500,000 memberships in the region alone and amass support for LP presidential bet Senator Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino and vice-presidentiable Senator Mar Roxas.
During the star-studded launch where several of Dantes' colleagues performed before LP candidates and students, Mayor Oscar Rodriguez of this city commended the Ayos NA for making its first stop over in the city.
"Normally, endorsements like this one are paid for but I commend and thank Dingdong for joining us today without any frills. This is one big leap for us as we look forward in attaining our vision of good governance," Rodriguez said amid the alternate cheers of "Oca, Okay!" and "Ayos na!"
Governor Eddie Panlilio likewise thanked Dantes for his visit to the province and for choosing it as the launch pad of the youth movement.
"I am very grateful that Dingdong Dantes has joined us in our quest for honest, clean and good governance. But still, you, the youth and students are the most important part in making our government truly work for the people," said Panlilio.
For his part, Dantes thanked the students and youth organizations for their support of Ayos NA, saying it is through Aquino and Roxas that the hope for change rests.
"Sino nga ba ang talagang pag-asa ng bayan kung hindi kayo? Sana ay magtulungan tayo sa pagbuo ng pag-asa at pagbabago," Dantes told the students.
After lunch, members of the Ayos NA entourage and local officials proceeded to Northville 14 to extend some assistance to relocated families there.