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NEW LAW GIVES SK OFFICIALS HONORARIA — REVILLA

Senator Bong Revilla hailed the enactment of Republic Act No. 11768 which strengthens the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) as a meaningful vehicle for youth participation in local governance and in nation-building. Revilla, who is one of the authors of the law alongside Senators Sonny Angara and Imee Marcos, is elated that policy gaps and issues under […]

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NEW LAW TO ‘LEVEL UP’ SK LEADERSHIP IN BGYS — DY

One of the authors of the new law strengthening the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) believes that the reforms that will be introduced by Republic Act (RA) 11768 will encourage youth participation in barangay affairs, one of the primary objectives behind the established law of the SK.According to Isabela 6th District Rep. Faustino “Inno” Dy V, providing […]

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ABANTE TO SK: HELP STOP GAMBLING IN COMMUNITIES

“With more benefits come more responsibility.” This according to House Deputy Speaker and newly-reelected Manila 5th District Rep. Bienvenido “Benny” Abante Jr., who on Wednesday stressed that the recently enacted law providing additional benefits for members of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) was intended to provide incentives that would allow SK officers to focus more on […]

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SK REFORM BILL GETS SENATE PANEL NOD – ANGARA

The Senate Committee on Youth has approved amendments to Republic Act 10742 or the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Reform Act of 2015 to further enhance the participation of young men and women in local governance. Senator Sonny Angara, the chairman of the Committee on Youth, sponsored Senate Bill 2124 which is a product of extensive consultations […]

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SK MEMBERS SHOULD HAVE HONORARIA – REP. NOGRALES

Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles seeking amendments to the Sangguniang Kabataan Reform Act of 2015 as a response to issues that were raised in the recent SK elections in 2018.Foremost among the amendments that Nograles wishes to introduce to the SK Reform law is to ensure that SK members are compensated for their work. […]

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SENATE APPROVES BRGY, SK ELECTIONS POSTPONEMENT BILL

Senators have approved the postponement of the May 2020 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections to December 5, 2022, effectively extending to another year the term of office of incumbent village and youth leaders. With all of the 21 senators present voting in the affirmative, Senate Bill No. 1043, was passed on third and final […]

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HOUSE MUST PASS MEASURE POSTPONING 2020 BARANGAY POLLS — REP. DY

House Committee on Local Government Vice Chair and Isabela 6th District Rep. Faustino “Inno” Dy V called on his colleagues in the House of Representatives to pass a measure postponing the 2020 barangay elections as he emphasized the limitations faced by incumbent barangay executives who had less than two years to implement their barangays’ plans, […]