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TRAIN YOUTH FOR FOOD SECURITY, SAYS PANGILINAN

Vice-presidential aspirant Senator Kiko Pangilinan reiterates that mandatory military service is unnecessary and that young Filipinos should instead be encouraged to farm. In a radio interview with a Baguio radio station, Pangilinan said that the funds that would otherwise be spent on mandatory military service should instead go to food security training. “Tutol tayo sa […]

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ALEX LACSON ASKS YOUTH TO START NEW PEOPLE POWER

“Kabataan, ang pwersa ng bagong People Power para sa katotohanan at radikal na reporma.” This was the call of Atty. Alex Lacson, senatorial candidate of the Kapatiran Party at Tropang Leni-Kiko, to the Filipino youth one day after the 36th year anniversary of the EDSA People Power Revolution that commemorated that ouster of former President […]

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YOUNG FARMERS CAN END WORLD HUNGER – DAR

Agriculture Secretary William Dar said agriculture offers today’s young generation a chance to make a difference by growing enough food to feed not only the hungry in the Philippines, but also in other countries. Speaking to members of various youth organizations and individuals, Dar emphasized that youth involvement is critical in the current state of […]

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LOPEZ TO BARMM YOUTH: BECOME ENTREPRENEURS

Unleashing the potentials of young Filipinos to be the next business tycoons, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in collaboration with the Ministry of Trade, Investments, and Tourism (MTIT), successfully launched the Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP!) in Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). “YEP! was created specifically to empower you (youth) and give […]

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INVOLVE YOUTH IN AGRICULTURE, SAYS HONTIVEROS

Senator Risa Hontiveros has filed a bill to strengthen the involvement of Filipino youth in agriculture and entrepreneurship. Senate Bill No. 2231 will mandate all provincial and city governments to establish Youth Agricultural Hubs that will provide more opportunities and engage the youth in agripreneurship. “Sa kabila ng pagbagsak ng ekonomiya, nananatiling matatag ang sektor […]

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NOGRALES: YOUTH SHOULD LEAD RE-GREENING MOVEMENT

The youth should take the lead in providing solutions to environmental issues such as flooding and re-greening as they are “the generation that will literally inherit the planet in the next few decades.” This is what Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles said as he along with more than 1,000 youth from Montalban embarked on […]

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TRAIN YOUTH FOR POST-COVID JOB MARKET – GATCHALIAN

To help spur the country’s recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and help address jobs-education mismatch, Senator Win Gatchalian is urging the government to improve the implementation of skilling and training programs to prepare the youth in meeting industry standards. A March 2021 discussion paper from state think tank Philippine Institute for Development […]

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CURB YOUTH’S SMOKING HABIT TO REDUCE RISK OF COVID-19 INFECTION – GATCHALIAN

Senator Win Gatchalian sees the need to heighten the campaign against the use of cigarette and tobacco products, especially among the youth, and lessen the risk of those vulnerable to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). In a scientific brief, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that available evidence suggests an association between smoking and increased severity […]

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DON’T USE FORCE AGAINST YOUTH QUARANTINE VIOLATORS – REP. NOGRALES

Rizal 2nd District Rep. Fidel Nograles echoed the call of a children’s rights group urging the police and local government units (LGUs) to stop using force against children and youth who are allegedly found violating provisions of the quarantine guidelines now being enforced to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).The group, Save […]

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DA ALLOTS P2-B FUND FOR YOUTH AGRI-ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAM – DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA) has approved an initial P2 billion to fund two lending programs for young entrepreneurs who want to start their own agricultural businesses.  Agriculture Secretary William Dar said the DA through the Agricultural Credit Policy Council (DA-ACPC) will implement the agri-entrepreneurship programs for the youth, namely the Young Agripreneurs Loan Program (YALP), and Micro and […]