- Written by LGOO II Freda Mae L. Sorsano
- Category: News and Updates
- Published: 17 May 2018
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As provided in the Republic Act 10742 or the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Reform Act of 2015, any SK official, whether elected or appointed, cannot assume position unless they undergo a mandatory training.
As such, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the National Youth Commission are spearheading the SK Mandatory Training (SKMT) beginning today, May 17, until May 26, 2018 in Western Visayas.
More than 31,000 participants from the 4,051 barangays of Region 6 are expected to undergo the training.
The SKMT is part of the efforts of the National Government to prepare and capacitate newly-elected officials in performing their roles. Failure to attend the training without valid reason may constitute sufficient grounds to the disqualification of any SK official or subject them to disciplinary actions.
Three modules are covered for the SKMT, namely: (1) Decentralization, Local Governance, SK History and its Salient Features; (2) Meetings and Resolutions, Planning and Budgeting; and (3) Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Official and Employees.
The DILG and NYC partnered with the Regional Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas (LnB), Regional League of the Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP), and City and Provincial Governments through their Local Youth Development Officers (LYDOs) to assure the efficient conduct of the activity.
Local Resource Institutes (LRIs) that partnered with the DILG through the Western Visayas Local Governance Resource Consortium (WLGRC), as well as colleges and universities that accepted the invitation to be an SKMT partner will facilitate the trainings in the region.
Representatives from the abovementioned organizations formed the Regional Management Team (RMT) which strategized for the conduct of the mandatory training in Region 6.
Shown in the following table are the partner-LRIs for the SKMT and the areas they cover:
|Aklan State University (ASU)||Aklan|
|University of Antique (UA)||Antique|
|Capiz State University||Capiz|
|University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos (UNO-R)||Bacolod City;
Murcia, Talisay, Bago City in Negros Occidental
|Carlos Hilado Memorial State College||Negros Occidental (except Murcia, Talisay and Bago)|
|University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) and UP Miag-ao||1st District of Iloilo Province; Molo;
Arevalo district in Iloilo City
|Central Philippine University (CPU)||2nd District of Iloilo Province;
District of Jaro in Iloilo City
|University of San Agustin (USA)||5th District of Iloilo Province; Iloilo City Proper|
|Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT-U)||4th District of Iloilo Province;
Lapuz and Mandurriao Districts in Iloilo City
|West Visayas State University (WVSU)||Province of Guimaras; 4th District of Iloilo Province;
District of La Paz in Iloilo City
Two Regional SK Expansion Meetings were conducted last March 5 and April 2 to form and strengthen City and Provincial Management Teams (C/PMT) and to address issues relative to the conduct of the activity. C/PMTs have also conducted meetings as part of the preparation for the training.
Presentations and other materials that will be used for the SKMT were distributed to C/PMTs to assure uniformity of content.
Oathtaking ceremonies will be conducted after the SKMT. Only SK officials that have completed the mandatory training may be sworn to Oath.
The DILG encourages SK and Barangay Officials to coordinate with the City and Provincial Management Teams thru their City/Municipal Local Government Operations Officer, LYDOs or LnB and LMP for concerns with regard to the training. (LGOO II Freda Mae L. Sorsano, DILG6)