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Tuesday, 7 November 2023

New SK officials to undergo mandatory training

By Nida Grace P. Barcena

TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur – The National Youth Commission (NYC) reminded the newly elected SK officials that they are obliged to undergo the mandatory training that will be administered by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and NYC.

Further, compliance of the said training which shall be evidenced by the issuance of a certificate of training completion. Only upon the acquisition of the training certificate will they be eligible to assume their respective offices immediately.

In light of the recent Supreme Court decision in GR Nos. 263590 and 263673, the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) clarified that once winning candidates have been duly proclaimed and have taken their oath of office, they shall immediately and effectively assume office.

The National Youth Commission (NYC), on the other hand, emphasized that all the winning Sangguniang Kabataan candidates should undergo and successfully complete the mandatory training in accordance to Section 27 of Republic Act No. 10742, as amended.

To spotlight, any SK official, whether elected or appointed, must undergo the mandatory training program before he or she can assume office.  

The National Youth Commission is a government agency in the Philippines that specifically addresses issues surrounding the Filipino youth, as founded on June 30, 1995, via Republic Act 8044 or the Youth in Nation-Building Act of 1995.

The 1987 Philippine Constitution enshrines the NYC stating, "The State recognizes the vital role of the youth in nation-building and shall promote and protect their physical, moral, spiritual, intellectual and social well-being. It shall inculcate in the youth patriotism and nationalism; and encourage their involvement in public and civic affairs.” (NGPB/ PIA-Surigao del Sur)