Wednesday, January 6, 2010

NEWS FLASH: Launching of Vice President Doy Laurel's Official Website

To mark the 6th death anniversary of former Vice-President Salvador “Doy” Laurel, on January 27, his official website will be formally launched. It is dedicated to the youth of the land in fulfillment of his fervent desire to impart to them the legacy of a proud history. He once wrote:

“History belongs to the youth, the largest and most idealistic and
energetic segment of our population.”

“If I were to summarize the forces that brought about the birth of this nation, I would readily
attribute it to the freedom fighters and the visionaries who were all young. It
was the idealism, the daring, the pugnacity, the determination and the genius
of Rizal, Bonifacio, Gregorio del Pilar and the legions of young
heroes that brought forth the emergence of our nation a hundred years ago.

“A nation is only as strong or as weak as the memory of its people as
to who they are, where they came from, and what their forebears stood for and
fought for. If the history of a nation is blurred or vague, we cannot expect
our people to fight in defense of the motherland when she is threatened. They
may even decide to abandon it and begin anew.

“But if, like a lambent flame, we are able to keep the pride, the spirit, the love,
the vision and the memory steadily burning in the hearts of our people for the
next one hundred years, then our generation would have fulfilled its task.”

Unfolding via a medium cognizable by a sector which may not have been born
at the time of his glorious political flight, the website will give us the
opportunity to know the statesman, his life, his advocacies, his faith in our
people, his love for the country and his great belief in the Filipino youth. It
celebrates the life of a man who could have been the 11th President of the Republic.

Visit his official website at

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