Iligan City Tertiary Schools Athletic Association 9th Season Sport Festival Iligan City, 9200

RESOLUTION URGING THE CONGRESS TO PASS THE HB 468 ALSO KNOWN AS “THE SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN REFORM AND EMPOWERMENT BILL” WHEREAS, Iligan City Tertiary Schools Athletic Association (ICTSAA) is an association of all tertiary schools in Iligan City namely: ICC, IMCC, LIF, MSU-IIT, MSHC, SMC, and SPC. WHEREAS, ICTSAA is an organize association having two (2) division namely: Board of Directors (BOD) which is compose of Dean-of-Student-Affairs (DSA) in different schools, and Executive Board (EB) which is compose of different Student Council President in different schools. WHEREAS, the Executive Board has the sole right to legislate and to uphold any stand either be it the local or in the national issues concerning the youth in general. WHEREAS, the Association pushes for the direct and meaningful participation of the youth in the affairs of the State. WHEREAS, pursuant to the 1987 Constitution (Art. II Section 13 -- "The State recognizes the vital role of the youth in nation-building and shall promote and protect their physical, moral, spiritual, intellectual, and social well-being. It shall inculcate in the youth patriotism and nationalism, and encourage their involvement in public and civic affairs"). WHEREAS, pursuant to the Youth in Nation Building Act or Republic Act 8044 stipulates that the State “recognizes its responsibility to enable the youth to fulfill their vital role in nation-building”. WHEREAS, doing so is contraindicated to the entire essence of Republic Act 7160 also known as “The Local Government Code of 1991” which is to enhance and deepen the empowerment of the people at the local level. WHEREAS, House Bill No. 468 or the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Reform and Empowerment Bill sponsored by Akbayan Reps. Walden Bello and Kaka Bag-ao seeks to “putting the SK on the right track” requiring “an overhaul of its setup”. WHEREAS, the Association strongly disagree the abolition of the SK and present alternatives to it as a struggle against tokenism and band-aid solutions. WHEREAS, the Association supports the provisions of the HB No. 468 especially the strengthening of the Katipunan ng Kabataan or KK as an oversight body in the affairs of the KK. WHEREAS, the Association supports HB No. 468’s provision on the creation of the Katipunang Pangkaunlaran ng mga Kabataan which has the mandate to draft the youth development plan of the SK. WHEREAS, the Association recognizes the need to, as HB No. 468 provides, democratize the access to power by introducing anti-dynasty provisions. NOW THEREFORE RESOLVED AND FINALLY RESOLVED, with the power of the Executive Board, the ICTSAA Executive Board came with the resolution to support and urge the Congress to pass the HB 468 also known as “The Sangguniang Kabataan Reform and Empowerment Bill”. In the name of the Association, Ralph Ivan J. Samson, BSN, SMC
CSG-KASAPI President ICTSAA Executive Board President Vice-President, National Executive Board Student Council Alliance of the Philippines
Iligan City Tertiary Schools Athletic Association – 9 Season Sports Festival “Responding to the Current Challenges of Education through Sports” 9 years of continued camaraderie and sportsmanship to bring out leaders of our country…

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