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SK REFORM BILL GETS SENATE NOD – ANGARA

The Senate has approved on third and final reading the proposed amendments to Republic Act 10742 or the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Reform Act of 2015, which seeks to revitalize youth participation in governance. Senator Sonny Angara, the chair of the Committee on Youth and the principal author and sponsor of Senate Bill 2124, said the measure […]

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RESCHEDULE OF BARANGAY, SK POLLS TO ENHANCE GRASSROOTS SERVICES — NOGRALES

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday signed into law Republic Act No.11462 that postpones the holding of the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections, which were originally scheduled on May 11, 2020. Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles has confirmed that SK and barangay polls have been rescheduled on December 5, 2022. “The new schedule would give SK and […]

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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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HOUSE APPROVES BILL POSTPONING BARANGAY, SK POLLS

The House of Representatives has approved on second reading a measure seeking the postponement of the May 2020 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections to Dec. 5, 2022. The lower chamber passed via voice vote House Bill No. 4933 after accepting an amendment to the rescheduled date. The initial proposal was to hold elections on […]

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HOLD BARANGAY, SK ELECTIONS AFTER 2022 PRESIDENTIAL POLLS – GO

Senator Bong Go has expressed support for the postponement of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. “I support the postponement of the elections as it will give the next President a chance to work hand in hand with the new Barangay and SK officials to synchronize and accomplish their projects and programs,” Go said at […]

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POSTPONE BARANGAY, SK ELECTIONS – GO

Senator Bong Go reiterated his call to postpone the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections currently scheduled for May 2020. In a public hearing conducted by the Senate Committee on Electoral Reforms and People’s Participation joint with Constitutional Amendments and Revision of Codes; Local Government; and Finance Committees, Go expressed the need for an extension […]

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BARANGAY EXECS WELCOME DUTERTE PUSH TO POSTPONE BARANGAY POLLS — DY

Barangay officials across the country are thanking President Rodrigo Duterte for calling on Congress to enact a measure to postpone the barangay elections, saying this would allow them to focus on serving their constituents instead of being distracted by politics. “If barangay elections are held next year as originally scheduled, that will only give them […]

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FAST-TRACK RELEASE OF GUIDELINES FOR SK FUNDS – GO

Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Bong Go, together with National Youth Commission (NYC) Chairman Ronald Cardema, called on government agencies concerned with the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) funds to fast-track the release of its guidelines. Go said the release of the fund’s guidelines would enable the 400,000 SK leaders to finally use the budget […]