SK Functions and Responsibilities

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Katipunan ng Kabataan ORGANIZATION AND PURPOSEEvery barangay shall have a Katipunan ng Kabataan, the primary objective of which is to enhance the physical, social, political, economic, culture, intellectual, moral and spiritual development of the youth of the country. The Katipunan ng Kabataan, shall assembly of youth in the barangay

The SK shall: b. Promulgate resolutions necessary to carry out the objectives of the youth in the barangay in accordance with applicable provisions of the code. c. Initiate programs of designed to enhance the social, political, economic, cultural, intellectual, moral, spiritual and physical development of the members

Power and Functions of the Sangguniang Kabataan

 Hold fund-raising activities the proceeds of which shall be tax-exempt and shall accrue to the general fund of the SK; provided however, that in the appropriation thereof, the specific purpose for which such activity has been held shall be first satisfied; c. Create such bodies or committees as it may be deemed necessary to effectively carry-out its programs and activities;

b. Submit annual and end-of-term reports to the Sangguniang Barangay on their projects and activities for the survival and development of the youth of the barangay; c. Consult and coordinate with all youth organizations in the barangay for policy formulation and program implementation;

b. Coordinate with the National Youth Commission and other development projects and programs at the national level; and c. Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties and functions as the Sangguniang Barangay may delegate or as may be prescribed by law or by ordinance.

The Sangguniang Kabataan shall meet regularly once a month on the day, time, and place to be fixed by the said sanggunian. Special meetings may be called by the SK chairman or any three(3) of its members by giving a written notice to all members of the date, time, place, and agenda of the meeting at least one(1) day in advance. Notices of regular or special meeting shall be furnished the punong barangay and the Sangguniang barangay. A majority of the members of the SK shall constitute a quorom.

Meeting of the SK

Privileges of the SK Officials

The SK chairman shall have the same privileges enjoyed by other Sangguniang Barangay officials under herein. During their incumbency, SK officials shall be exempt from payment of tuition and matriculation fees, while enrolled in public tertiary schools, including state colleges and universities. The national government shall reimburse said college or universituy the amount of the tuition or matriculation fees; provided, that, to qualify for the privilege, the said officials shall enroll in a state college or university within or nearest their area of jurisdiction.

Linggo ng Kabataan

Every province, city, municipality, and barangay in coordination with the pederasyon ng mga SK at all levels, shall conduct an annual activity to be known as the Linggo ng kabataan or youth week on the second week of December of every year pursuant to Proclamation No. 99 dated November 23, 1992 which amended Proclamation No. 56.

The pederasyon SK chall conduct the following activities during the Linggo ng Kabataan


Commemoration of Young Filipino heroes who made significant contributions to the development of the country or the locality; Recognition and awarding of outstanding youth organization for their achievements and contributions to the development of the country or the locality; and

 Awareness campaign on environmental issues, sport festivals and competitions, cultural festivals, arts and skills exhibition, volunteer work, tour of historic cities, and other such youth-oriented activities as may be deemed relevant.

Leadership and Accountability of the SK

Based on R.A. 6713

The Sangguniang Kabataan comprise a government entity. They are usually legitimate government young officials in the barangay, who-in one way or another is also entitled to a good conduct and ethical standards, to uphold the timehonred principle of public office.

ethical standards and conduct of our government officials including SK?

How can we measure the

R.A. 6713 0r otherwise known as the “CODE OF CONDUCT AND ETHICAL STANDARDS FOR PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES,” provides a code to easily measure the ethical standards and conduct government officials.

1. Is ethical standard and good conduct part of state policy?
According to sec.2 of RA 6713, it is the policy of the state to promote a high standard of ethics in public service. Public officials (including the SKs) and employees are accountable at all times to the people and discharge their duties with outmost responsibility, integrity, competence, and loyalty, act with patriotism and justice, lead modest lives, and uphold public interest over personal interest.

The Effective Leader
An effective leader is a prerequisite to an effective organization. Leadership is a quality that defines who a person is and a skill that projects what he/she can do. It is a lifelong challenge. It is both a journey and a destination.

A leader must be ethical. His/her leadership must be principled-centered characterized by love of God, selfless and noble servitude, moral integrity in personal and public dealings, competence and discipline. A principlecentered lifestyle enhances personal; and interpersonal effectiveness which is needed for a leader to perform his/her duty with professionalism through dedication and practice of excellence.

An effective leader is:

Fair, just and sincere- objective in dealing with people, promotes equal opportunity for everybody and is sincere in dealing with his/her constituency. Flexible rather than rigid- “A bad leader reacts to change, a good leader responds.” Flexibility means the readiness to respond and to adapt to changes that may occur.

 Visionary and results-oriented creates a vision and has the capability to attain the best result-to effort, outcome-to task and output-to-input ratios.  Strong commitment to the ideals of the organization-uphold and protect the principles that the group stands for.  Honest and responsible- sacrifices personal agenda for the common good.

 Motivates and unites- promotes cooperation, volunteerism and teamwork among members.  Transparent and accountable discloses all transactions and activities of the organization and is answerable to the organization.  Creative- resourceful and innovative in managing the organization and not bounded by traditional means, exploring other responsibilities in pursuit of the group’s objectives.

Organizational Management

I. Financial Management
 Where shall the SK draw its funds?  From the general fund of the barangay which 10 percent is set aside for the SK (Sec. 329)  From the conduct of fund-raising activities (Sec. 426c)  From contributions (Sec. 433b)

Is the SK allowed appropriate and spend its own funds? Yes. Although the power is not provided in the code, the phrase “10 percent of the general funds of the barangay shall be set aside for the Kabataan Barangay” in Sec. 329 means that the fund shall be included in the budget of the barangay as a lump sum amount and transferred to the account of the Sannguniang Kabataan as a trust fund which may be deposited with the city or municipal treasury or with the authorized depository bank.


The fact that section 532 of the Code is reappropriating the accumulated balances of the 10 percent allocation for the kabataang barangay ( now the sangguniang Kabataan). Besides, there are funds not coming from the barangay that are either solicited for or contributed to the Sangguniang Kabataan which their treasures may disburse in accordance with an approved budget of the Sangguniang Kabataan. ( Sec. 433c)


May the 10 percent mandatory appropriations for the Sangguniang Kabataan be spent for salaries, wages and allowances for its officials No. such fund may not be spent for the personal services of Sangguniang Kabataan officials. [Art. 423(a), IRR]


How about funds from other sources, are there limitations on expenditures imposed by the Code or IRR?

None. The Sangguniang Kabataan may spend such funds on any item of expenditure so long as these are for the youth development and contained in their approved budget.


Is it still necessary for the SK to submit its approved budget to the Sangguniang barangay for review and approval? The Sangguniang Barangay is not authorized to review the budget of the SK or approve any of its resolutions. Only the punong barangay is given power of general supervision over the activities of the SK.[Sec. 389b (11)]. But this does not imply any authority to review SK budgets and other resolutions. What is called for is mere submission of such official acts of the SK to the Punong Barangay and monthly financial statements to the Sangguniang Barangay for information and guidance [sec. 426 (e)]

the Local Government Code)

A. What are the Principles governing the disbursement of barangay funds?  No money shall be paid out of any barangay funds except in pursuance of the barangay budget.  Barangay funds shall be spent solely for public purposes.  Disposition of barangay funds shall invariably bear the approval of the punong barangay.

A. What are the restrictions to the disbursement of barangay funds?
2. Disbursement in accordance with the approved budget shall not exceed the 50 percent of the uncollected estimated revenue accruing to the barangay funds in addition to the actual collections (se. 337)

 No obligation can be incurred or payments made against barangay funds without the approval of the puning barangay except those involving regularly recurring administrative expenses such as payrolls, light, water, electricity, telephone, telegraph, services and remittances to the government creditor agencies (sec. 344).

 No barangay fund shall be appropriated or disbursed for religious or private purposes (sec 335)  Expenditures for reception and entertainment shall not be charged against barangay funds (sec 343)  No disbursement or advance payment shall be made for services or goods not yet received (sec 338).

The barangay treasurers are authorized to disburse funds [sec. 395 (e)(3)]. The city or municipal treasurer may also disburse barangay funds in his custody when authorized by the sanggguniang bayan (sec. 305).

Who are the officials authorized to disburse barangay funds?


Is a Sangguniang Resolution required for every disbursement of barangay funds?

Specific expenditures contained in an approved budget no longer require authority from the sangguniang barangay. However, cash withdrawals and expenditures charged against lump sum appropriations require a resolution before said fund can be obligated and disbursed (sec. 346).


How are barangay expenses and obligations paid?

A valid claim may be paid in the ff. manner; 2. Fom the petty cash fund in the custody of the barangay treasurer, which amount is limited by his fidelity bond [sec 334 (b)] 3. From cash advances of the barangay treasures and authorized disbursing officer (sec. 339).

By direct withdrawal or charges against barangay deposits in the city or municipal treasury or from the authorized depository bank, which procedure is yet to be defined by the Department of Finance and the Commission on Audit (Article 456, Implememting Rules and Regulations).

The Importance of Planning

Sound planning has many benefits:



It eliminates unnecessary waste of the organization’s resources including time, money and effort. Crisis is less likely to occur as most eventualities will have been thought out in advance. It provides the map which serves as a guide for you and for other members of the organization in the pursuit of your objective.

Rationale for Community Participation in the Planning Process


Moral Reasons Human beings should be treated not as objects, but as subjects of development. As human beings, they have intrinsic rights to determine for themselves what is good. Political Reasons Democracy implies an empowered people. Participation of the people in the development is an expression of empowerment.


Practical Reasons When people are made to participate in the planning process, the resulting plan: Becomes sensitive to the people’s real needs; Planned implementation is most likely to get people’s support; Cost of project is minimized due to people’s contribution of their resources.

What is planning all about?

Planning is deciding in advance what is to be done, by whom, and in what sequence they should be done to attain the organization’s objective. Thus a plan is a statement containing a series of things to be done called activities; a certain time frame or target date of accomplishing these activities and an identification of person/s who shall be responsible for handling each activity arranged in order of priority. It identifies what is seen as the best route toward achieving the organization’s objective.

Formulating a barangay Development Plan

A barangay development plan contains the basic description of the barangay as to its general profile, natural resources, socio-economic and other issues related to problems, opportunities, and constraints as translated to planning goals, developing strategies, sectoral plans and programs.

A. Barangay Developmental Goals

Goals provide the over-all direction and planning and development efforts of the barangay. The goals unify diverse and sometimes conflicting interests, desires and aspirations, making them meaningful for decision-making, In the formulation of planning goals, the barangay development council must have an adequate knowledge of the current situation in the barangay, its probles and needs, resources and potentials.

Goals should be



Broad enough to cover resources and charges and changes over a period of time; Specific to be able to serve as guidelines for decision-making; and Shared commonly by all group[s in the barangay to assure implementation and support.

Barangay Development Strategy

Strategy may be defined as a guide towards the achievement of stated development goals. It should answer the question: “How will the goal attained”? A strategy also serves as the chesk to undesired development trends and problems and as an avenue to realize the barangay’s potential and problems.

Based on the barangay situation analysis, determine what is development potential of the barangay: 1. Identify the leading and the lagging development sector; 2. Analyze pressing development problems, constraints and major issues; 3. Determine the relevant policies with respect to the sector; and 4. Evaluate the possible bio-physical, socioeconomic and instructional impact of the strategy.


Sectoral plans and programs could be formulated depending on the stated development, goals and strategies. Plans and programs should be developed for the various sectors such as economics, education, health, nutrition, infrastructure and others. After the preparation of sectoral plans and programs, plans are analyzed and crosschecked to eliminate possible conflicts, duplications and inconsistencies.

Plan Evaluation and Adoption

After integrating the plan, this should be submitted by the Barangay Development Council to the Municipal Development Council for review and evaluation. After such evaluation, a revision may be necessary, then the finalized Barangay Development plan is thereafter submitted to the Sangguniang Bayan for action.


After the authorization of the implementation of the development plan, efforts should be done towards translatingh it to actual accomplishments. Barangay development plans could be implemented with the assistance of respective line agencies. The implementation of the plan shoild also be subjected to periodic monitoring and evaluation. Substantive changes may occur during the process of implementation and may result to deviations from original targets.

Basic Skills and Processes

Basics of Parliamentary Procedure

What is Parliamentary Procedure? It is a set of rules and precedents governing formal proceedings of a deliberative body or assembly, as in the case of the provincial, city or municipal council.

1. What is the objective of the Parliamentary procedure?

It aims to ensure an orderly and smooth conduct of deliberations which depends to a large measure on the skills of the presiding officer, (also referred to as “The Chair” who controls all the discussion).

1. What are the sessions of the council?

“Regular Sessions” which are convened at scheduled times and deal w/ both the general and usual business of the Council and “Special Sessions” which are called as the need arises to tackle specific item(s) or issue(s): when no other business is in order.

1. How to address the Presiding Officer?

During the sessions of the council, members address the presiding officer as Mr. or madam Chairman/chairperson; the chairperson refers to himself or herself in the third person. Ex.(1)The chair rules that… (2)The chair disagrees


How to address the members?

Individual members of the body in session are referred to in the third person. Ex. (1) The Gentleman/Lady from the district of (2) Will The Gentleman/ Lady yield to a few questions? Note: A member “talks” to a fellow member through the chairperson. “I would like to explain to the gentleman from the First District….”

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