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SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN

REFORM COALITION
REFORM COALITION
•  TASK  (Towards  an  Alterna1ve  SK)  
–  Akbayan!  Youth(A!Y),  Movement  for  the  
Advancement  of  Student  Power  (MASP),  Alyansa  ng  
Nagkakaisang  Lakas  ng  Kabataan  (ALYANSA)  
•  SK  Reform  Coali1on  
–  A!Y,  NAPC  YS,  SCAP,  FTV,  MASP,  SK  Feds,  CYAN  
–  Partners:  CWC,  DILG,  NYC,  SKNF,  UNICEF  
•  SK  Study;  SK  Guidebook;  Registra1on  Campaign;  
Youth  Consulta1ons  
•  SK  Reform  (LEGISLATIVE)  
•  SK  Empowerment  (EXECUTIVE)  
•  SK  Best  Prac1ces  (MEDIA)  
•  Why  Abolish?  
–  a  breeding  ground  for  corrup1on  
–  Extension  of  poli1cal  dynasty    
–  non-­‐performing  insignificant  SKs  
–  SK    vs.  School  
–  Too  young  
•  Alterna1ves  
–  Student  Councils  
–  Youth  Representa1ve    
(  appointed  or  elected)    
•  Proponents  
–  The  Federa1on  of  Student  
Governments      
–  League  of  Municipali1es  of  the  
Philippines  (LMP)    
–  Sen.  Pimentel  
–  (withdrawn)PNoy/DILG  Sec.  Robredo  

–  PPCRV  
•  SK  Aboli1on  is  a  U-­‐turn  
•  SK  Aboli1on  does  not  
answer  problems  faced  by  
SK,  youth  par1cipa1on  in  
governance  

The  Sanguniang  Kabataan  (SK)  according  to  the  UNICEF  is  “the  quintessen1al  example  of  
child  (and  youth)  par1cipa1on  in  governance.”  It  is  a  “landmark  ins1tu1on”  as  it  is  “a  
venue  for  young  people  to  reach  out  and  engage  their  fellow  youth  in  affec1ng  posi1ve  
change  in  society.”  It  is  an  impera1ve  for  young  people  themselves  to  ac1ve  “take  part  in  
their  own  development  and  the  development  of  their  communi1es.”    

SK  is  a  unique  to  and  pride  for  Filipinos  in  terms  of  youth  par6cipa6on  as  “(it)  is  not  
simple  a  space  for  youth  par6cipa6on  in  government”;  but  an  ins6tu6on  where  “the  
youth  are  given  the  right  and  obliga6on  to  govern”.  
   
SK  Study  
•  SK  is  beneficial  for  young  people  
•  RA  9164  reduced  SK  age  from  15-­‐21  to  
15-­‐17  
•  SKs  are  highly  dependent  on  their  
environment  
•  There  are  Model  SKs  
•  SKs/Barangay  Officials  do  not  know  SK  
roles  and  responsibility  
–  Youth  legisla1on  and  youth  development    
–  Youth  consulta1ons;  SK  Reports  
–  Mismatch  between  youth  needs  and  SK  
projects  
–  Limita1ons  set  for  SK  
•  SKs  need  guidance  and  support  
SK  Reform  Proposals*  
•  SK  Reform  and  Empowerment  Bill  
(HB  468)  
–  Increase  age  range  from  15-­‐17  to  
15-­‐25  
–  Strengthen  SK  (  Roles  and  
Responsibili1es)  
–  Strengthen  KK  (Accountability  
Mechanism)  
–  Establish  KPK  (  development  Partner)  
–  Introduce  an1-­‐dynasty  provision  
–  Fiscal  autonomy  (lump  sum  budget)    
*  As  originally  proposed  by  Akbayan  Rep.  Risa  Hon1veros