BAGUIO CITY—The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), in partnership with the National Youth Commission (NYC), is slated to conduct a nationwide mandatory training for Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) candidates on October 23, in connection with the National Barangay Elections.
“Leadership trainings for SK are usually held annually, but, this year, it is mandatory. This year’s training serves as a prerequisite for SK candidates before they can run and qualify to become officers. However, those who fail or will not able to comply may still become regular members,” CAR Local Government Operations Officer Marie
Cris Rimando said.
Youth whose ages range from 18 years to 30 years can apply and register in their respective villages for free.
The three-day workshop covers lectures on topics like ethics and organizing youth activities, with special focus on proper handling of finances, since there is an allotment for SK budget every year.
A class has a maximum of 120 SK candidates who shall undergo training by representatives of the DILG and NYC in their respective municipalities and cities, such as the Baguio City-DILG Office.
At present, the DILG and the NYC are still waiting for the final announcement for the nation-wide 2017 Barangay Elections for them to confirm the final schedules for conducting the training.