CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS
LAKAS NG BAYAN 2 G (LABAN 2 G)
WE, the freedom fighters for democracy, open society, human rights, and liberal social democracy, in order to promote, institutionalize, and sustain our vision of freedom, individual liberty, equality, justice, prosperity, and happiness, do hereby organize ourselves into an organization and hereby and promulgate this Constitutional and By-Laws.
Article 1: Name of Organization
Section 1. This organization shall be known as the “LAKAS NG BAYAN 2G” with the acronym “LABAN 2 G” means “second generation ” of the original “Lakas ng Bayan” of 1978 organized by Ninoy Aquino, Noli Santos and 19 other freedom fighters who fought for the restoration of freedom and democracy during the darkest night of martial rule in the Philippines..
Article 2: Principal National Headquarters of the Organization
Section 1. The principal place of National Headquarters and post office address of the Lakas ng Bayan 2 G shall be at the Groundswell Level 1 of Noli Santos International Tower of the International Academy of Management and Economics (IAME [eye-aim]) at 1061 Metropolitan Avenue, San Antonio Village, Makati City 1200, Philippines.
Section 2. The e-mail address of Laban 2 G is
Article 3: Declaration of Principles, Values and
Code of Political Creed and Ethics
Section 1. Lakas ng Bayan 2 G adheres to democracy and open society, promotion and defense of human rights consisting of civil and political rights; social, economic and cultural rights; advancement of liberal social democracy, freedom, individual liberty, equality, justice, prosperity, and happiness.
Section 2. Lakas ng Bayan 2 G believes in honesty, integrity, transparency, accountability and good governance. Public office, whether elective or appointive, is a public trust, never an opportunity to take advantage of power to amass ill-gotten wealth or to plunder economy and the common heritage of the nation. Public office shall never be treated as a private business to extort illicit money in exchange for or to facilitate the performance of duties and responsibilities imposed by law to the public office or government position. Government officials and employees are their paid their salaries and perquisites from taxes on the people and this should be enough to serve them.
Section 3. Laban 2G believes that 2G and fights for clean, honest, responsive, responsible, accountable, and good limited government. Laban 2 G condemns abuse of power in any guise or form.
Section 4. Laban2 G wants and prefers leaders known for honesty, integrity, intellectual capacity, character, competence, commitment to values and vision, principle –centered, capacity for listening, communication that connect with the people, capability for leadership presence, charisma and passion for the people’s general welfare and common good, capacity to empower others, service oriented or servant hood, problem solving capacity, courage to do what is right against all odds, focus generosity, discernment of what is good or evil.
Section 5. Laban 2 G prefers leadership style that is democratic, transparent, supportive, consultative, participative, achievement or performance oriented, transformational, transcending or elevating, visionary, affiliative, coaching, pacesetting, and non-violent revolutionary.
Article 4: Program of Government
Section 1. Laban 2G stands to face up the current problems of our people which are national in urgency and global in scope and to conceptualize alternatives or options to address and solve the problems, and formulate plans of action to implement the options, programs, projects, and activities.
Section 2. The program of government of Laban 2G consist of making studies and proposing and implementing solutions to the following problems:
1) Poverty, hunger, and food security.
2) Jobs, employment, income or purchasing power
3) Access to Education to all in all levels of schooling
4) Adequate social services to all Filipino citizens, especially the poor and the disinherited of the earth
5) Just and Humane society without poverty.
6) Supremacy of the Rule of Law and Public Ethics to end social, economic, political, cultural, and/or judicial corruption, inequities and injustices in Philippines society, economy, government, particularly in the judicial and political system.
7) Environment, ecology, Climate Change, and Global Warming.
8) Education, Literature, Arts, and Culture.
9) Migration, Labor Mobility, and Employment.
10) Global Security, Understanding,, and Peace.
11) Energy and Alternative Source of Power.
12) Popular Accessibility.
Article 5: Date and Place of Organization of Laban 2 G
Section 1: Laban 2 G was organized on April 6, 2009 during the 30th anniversary commemoration of the First and Only Noise Barrage the exploded on April 6, 1978 led by Laban co-founder by Ninoy Aquino and announced all over Metro Manila by Laban co-founder Noli Santos. The organizational meeting was held at the function room on the ground floor of Noli Santos International Tower at 1061 Metropolitan Avenue, Makati City.
Article 6: Date and Manner of Election or Selection of Officers
Section 1. The officers of Laban 2 G may be chosen by election in meeting called for the purpose regardless to quorum, or by consensus, or by voluntarism by any member any position to which no member expressed interest..
Section 2. The election of officer shall be held on the last weekend of January of Every three years, provided, however, that the founding officers shall be elected, selected, voluntarism accepted without objection or chosen by consensus of members present in a meeting duly called for the purpose or by consultations with members in person or by electronic media such as texting, e-mailing, or teleconferencing during the organization stage or phase, the founding Chairman may select any or all officers for nay position or all positions provided no objection has been raised against any officer selected, chosen, or volunteered, in which case an election or consultants in person or by electronic media may be held to resolve the objection.
Article 7: National Constituency
Section 1. Laban 2 G shall have a national constituency covering the whole national territory of the Republic of the Philippines, including all the regions, provinces, cities, municipalities, and barangays therein. Overseas Filipino citizens all over the world shall be considered part of the constituency of Laban 2 G.
Article 8: Founding Officer or Organizers
Section 1. The organizers/founders and their respective addresses and positions are as follows:
Name of Organizers/Founders Addresses Positions
1. Emmanuel Tiu Santos 58 Mckinley Rd., Forbes Park, Chairman President
2. Robert Galindez Iloilo City VP-Visayas
3. Abdulhussin Kashim Tawi-Tawi VP-Mindanao
4. NapoleonZ. Villamor B-3, L4 Sto. Antonio St., Sec-Gen
San Diosinio Village, Sucat,
5. Diosdado G. Madrid Aguilar, Pangasinan VP-Luzon
Section 2. The above mentioned officers of their successors shall constitute the National Executive Council other surviving members of the original Lakas ng Bayan 21 of 1978 who may later opt to join Laban 2 G.
Section 3. The National Directorate of Laban 2 G shall consist the above mentioned organizers/founders comprising the National Executive Council, and the Regional Chairmen of the different Regions of the Philippines.
Section 4. The Party Convention of Laban 2 G shall consist of all the members of the National Executive Council and the National Directorate, and provincial, city, and municipal chapter chairmen.
Section 5. The General National Assembly of Laban 2 G shall consist of all the members of the Party Convention and all chairmen of Barangay Chapters 2 G.
Section 6. Meetings consultations, referenda or plebiscites of the Executive Committee, of the National Directorate, of the Party Convention, and the General National Assembly may be by gathering in certain venue with personal attendance or by interactive electronic media.
Section 7. Meetings consultations, referenda or plebiscites shall be called by the Chairman-President of Laban 2 G or by all the other members of the National Executive Council.
Article 9: Amendments
Section 1. This Constitution and By Laws may be amended by the proposal by any member submitted to the National General Assembly in a plebiscite conducted though electronic media like texting or e-mailing.
Done in the City of Makati, Philippines this 9th day of April 2009.
Emmanuel Tiu Santos
Abdulhussin Kashim Robert Galindez
Naploleon Z. Villamor Diosdado G. Madrid