Senator Bam Aquino needs the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections spared from the deliberate postponement of native polls scheduled this October.
Aquino known as on his colleagues in Congress to look into the opportunity of pursuing SK elections this yr whereas the holding barangay elections subsequent yr.
“The last SK election was seven years ago. Since then, we’ve reformed the SK and even included an anti-political dynasty provision. I would personally want to see the SK elections push through to empower our youth leaders,” he stated.
Aquino stated the youth ought to be allowed to assist in the federal government’s anti-drug marketing campaign.
“Instead of inciting fear, let’s give the youth the opportunity to help solve the drug problem and other issues in their community. Let’s encourage them through SK,” Aquino, co-creator and co-sponsor of the SK Reform Act or RA 10742 stated.
The senator stated the implementation of RA 10742, which adjusts age restrict of SK officers from 15 to 17 to 18 to 24 years outdated, was lengthy overdue.
The adjustment within the age restrict intend to make youth leaders legally able to coming into into contracts and be held accountable and liable for his or her actions.
The invoice suspending the barangay and native elections continues to be being deliberated upon within the Senate.