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DILG, NYC COMPLETE MANDATORY TRAINING FOR NEWLY-ELECTED SK LEADERS



The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), together with the National Youth Commission (NYC), completed on Friday the mandatory training for over 335,000 newly-elected Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) leaders.

According to DILG Secretary Eduardo Año, the department's Local Government Academy, with its local resource institute partners, conducted a series of SK Mandatory Training classes in 41,940 barangays across the country.

Año said, with the mandatory training, the new SK officials will now be “properly equipped with the necessary knowledge that will enable them to perform their tasks as youth leaders in their respective baranggays.”

Covered lessons during the training include modules on decentralization and local governance, code of conduct and ethical standards of a public official, history of SK, lectures on how to conduct meetings and craft resolutions, planning and budgeting.

The training is pursuant with the Republic Act 10742 or the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Reform Act of 2015 which states that an “elected or appointed SK official cannot assume position unless they undergo a mandatory training.”


DILG: SK OFFICIALS ABSENT DURING TRAINING WITHOUT VALID REASON WILL NOT ASSUME OFFICE



Meanwhile, DILG spokesperson assistant secretary Jonathan Malaya clarified those who were absent during the training classes will not be able to assume office.

He said, pursuant to the SK Reform Act, failure to attend the training without any valid reason shall constitute as a sufficient ground to disqualify SK officials or subject them to disciplinary actions.

In the meantime, Malaya said only those who have valid and compelling reasons for non-attendance will be considered for a new training schedule depending on the availability of trainors.

The mandatory training for SK officials started on May 17 and ended on Friday, May 25.