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MANILA — Senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr. on Monday proposed the abolition of Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) in view of the general observation that it has lost its usefulness as a mechanism for getting the youth involved in community development.
Pimentel said the prevailing sentiment in local communities is that the SK officials have neglected their duties because they are preoccupied with other things although they continue to receive remuneration.
Under Senate Bill (SB) 2155 the opposition lawmaker just filed, the SK will be dissolved but the youth will continue to be represented in the municipal councils, city councils and provincial boards.
The youth representatives will be elected, like other local government officials, during the regular local elections held every three years.
“The youth representative in the local councils shall be the voice of the young people in the policy-making bodies of the local government. They will ensure the youth’s vital participation in public and civic affairs in their respective communities,” Pimentel said.(Sunnex)