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JUNE 9, 2013

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Lawmaker hits SK anew
A lawmaker is pushing for the passage of a bill abolishing the Sangguniang Kabataan for its failure to achieve its main objectives. Rep. Magtanggol Gunigundo (2nd District, Valenzuela) said instead of molding the youth for meaningful governance, it has become a tool for their exploitation by unscrupulous politicians. Gunigundo said the government cannot entrust power and public funds to teenagers aged 15-17 years old who are just beginning to learn what responsibility and accountability are all about. Gunigundo also said that the youth should be given ample time to prepare and gradually realize what is behind the world they are entering. “Great power comes with great responsibility. At this point in time, they are expected to devote their precious time to their studies,” he said. Meanwhile, re-elected Rep. Ben Evardone (Lone District, Eastern Samar) said there is a need to introduce reform measures to the existing SK system. Evardone said Congress should amend the Local Government Code of 1991 which created the SK. “SK is a legitimate venue wherein the young people can channel their physical, social and intellectual capabilities,” Evardone said. . About nine measures were filed during the 15 th Congress, four of which are calling for its abolition and five are for strengthening or reforming the SK. The Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections will be held this October 2013. (30) eg

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