DILG calls for SK abolition, election of youth representative on Oct. 25 barangay polls

August 13, 2010 11:39 am 

MANILA, Aug. 12 — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Thursday submitted a proposed bill to Malacañang, which calls for the abolition of the Sangguniang Kabataan and the subsequent election of a youth representative during the barangay elections on Oct. 25.

DILG Secretary Jesse M. Robredo said that he is proposing for the repeal of Section 423 to 439 of the Local Government Code that will in effect totally abolish the SK.

Robredo is also seeking the amendment of Section 387 (a) and 390 of the same Code to include a youth representative in the barangay, who shall be elected at large by the youth aged 15 years old but less than 18 years old during the barangay elections.

Robredo said there is a need to abolish the SK council since it has not proven itself to be functional and effective in delivering its services under the Local Government Code.

However, he said that this will not deprive the youth of their voice in the barangay because this will actually strengthen the position of the youth owing the position as a regular member of the barangay council as youth representative. (PNA) RMA/JCA

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One Response to “DILG calls for SK abolition, election of youth representative on Oct. 25 barangay polls”

  1. Gentoven V. Tac-on on August 13th, 2010 5:48 pm

    if the secretary of DILG found out that the Sangguniang Kabataan has not proven itself to be functional and effective then it is timely enough to increase the age limit of the Sanggunian. Sinong 15-17 years old ba ang capable of becoming a leader in spite of its early age and immaturity.