Pinoy video among 38 entries shortlisted in UN tilt

BETTER lifestyle choices through simple acts of caring for the environment everyday was among the advocacies of Jayson Villagomez. His initiative to combat climate change and the learnings he acquired as a student of De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines, gave him an inspiration to create a video that has been shortlisted in the

Comelec ‘saves’ P100M on SK polls cancellation

CANCELLING the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections this year will save the country a lot of money.

“We can save a lot of funds, more or less P100 million nationwide, because we don’t have to allocate budget for the SK,” said lawyer Renato Magbutay, regional election director of Commission on Elections in Northern Mindanao. Read the rest of this entry

Youth divided over SK abolition

CAGAYAN de Oro City’s youth are divided over the move of the government to abolish the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK), the youth arm of local government units (LGUs).

For Gladys Valle, a second-year college student at Xavier University, the abolition of the SK is tantamount to trampling the constitutional rights of the Filipino youth. Read the rest of this entry

Postponement of SK polls ‘should be made long ago’

PHILIPPINE Councilor’s League (PCL) national president Alma Moreno–Salic said on Tuesday that the postponement of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections should have been decided long before, and not several weeks before the intended election.

She made the personal stand as PCL is yet to come up its common stand about the issue on the postponement of the SK election. Salic said she sympathizes with the SK leaders who have formed their own slate and started campaigning in their respective areas. Read the rest of this entry

Aquino urges youth to help typhoon ‘Pablo’ victims

MANILA — President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday called on the youth to spend their Christmas in a productive way by helping the victims of Typhoon “Pablo” rather than doing frivolous activities.

In his speech during the awarding ceremonies of the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (Tayo) held in Malacañang, the President asked help from youth organizations in the wake of the onslaught of the deadly typhoon in Visayas and Mindanao regions last Tuesday. Read more

Campaign for youth’s voice in 2013 elections launched

YOUTH leaders in Davao City gathered to launch a campaign to register the youth’s voice in the coming elections.

“One of our objectives is to encourage our fellow youth, especially to the new voters, to register for the coming 2013 polls,” said Niel Brene Lopez, regional coordinator of Kabataan party-list in Southern Mindanao. Read the rest of this entry