REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Quezon City, Metro Manila
Second Regular SessionHouse Resolution No.
Kabataan Partylist Representative RAYMOND V. PALATINORESOLUTIONURGING THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON YOUTH AND SPORTS DEVELOPMENTTO REVIEW, IN AID OF LEGISLATION, THE PROCESS OF SELECTION ANDIMPLEMENTATION OF THE NATIONAL YOUTH PARLIAMENT
WHEREAS, Sec. 13 of Republic Act No. 8044 or the Youth in Nation-Building Act mandates the National Youth Commission (NYC) to convene a Parliament of Youth Leaders every two (2) years;WHEREAS, the National Youth Parliament (NYP) was envisioned to be a major development program and mandate of the NYC which would provide an effectivefeedback mechanism to various government institutions and an avenue for the youthto participate in governance;WHEREAS, the same mandate requires the NYC to ensure the equalgeographical representation of the youth sector in the country;WHEREAS, the same section also requires equal representation of men andwomen in every city, province and region, ensuring representatives from varioussectors, including, but not limited to: In-School Youth, Out-of-School Youth, WorkingYouth, and Youth with Special Needs and the Sangguniang Kabataan;WHEREAS, the democratic and transparent selection of delegates is necessaryto preserve the integrity of the NYP as a major political gathering of the country's mostactive youth leaders who are given the task of formulating concrete legislative andpolicy recommendations to the government;WHEREAS, the diverse representation of the NYP can positively influence theoutput of the program by reflecting the various aspirations and creative ideas of youngpeople;WHEREAS, it has been observed that such provisions of the law, the selection