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Know you mandate... The Twelfth Congress of the Philippines


Excerpt from: The Lawphil Project - Arellano Law Foundation

Sanggunlang Kabataan

Section 423. Creation and Election (a) There shall be in every barangay a Sangguniang Kabataan to be composed of a chairman, seven members, a secretary and a treasurer. (b) A Sangguniang Kabataan official who, during his term of office, shall have passed the age of twenty-one (21) years shall be allowed to serve the remaining portion of the term for which he was elected.

What is the SK?

The Sangguniang Kabataan or youth council is the governing body of the youth assembly or Katipunan ng Kabataan of every barangay. They are elected by the members of, the Katipunan ng Kabataan in elections conducted by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC).

What Is the Katlpunan ng Kabataan?

The Katipunan ng Kabataan is an assembly of youths in every barangaywhose primary objective is to enhance the social, political, economic, cultural, intellectual, moral, spiritual and physical development of the youth in the country. This is based on the mandate of the 1987 Constitution, which provides on Section 13, Article II states that 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.

Who may Join the Katlpunan?

All Filipino citizens at least fifteen (15) but not more than twenty-one (21)years of age who are actual residents in the barangay for at least .six (6) months and registered in the Sangguniang Kabataan, or in the official list in the custody of the barangay secretary

What are the powers and functions of the Sanggunlang Kabataan?

Promulgate resolutions necessary to carry out the objectives of the youth in the barangay, in accordance with applicable provisions of the Code; Initiate programs designed to enhance the social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual, moral, spiritual and physical development of the mem bets; Hold fund raising activities, the proceeds of which shall be tax exempt and shall accrue to the Sangguniang Kabataan general fund; Create such bodies or committees necessary to effectively carry out its programs and activities; Submit annual end-of-term reports to the Sangguniang Barangay on their projects and activities; Consult and coordinate with all youth urganizatiuns in the barangay for policy formulation and program implementation; Coordinate with the Presidential Council fur Youths (PCYA) and other National Government Agencies (NGA) concerned fur the implementation of youth development projects and programs at the national level; and Exercise such other powers and perform such other duties and functions as the Sangguniang Barangay may determine or delegate or as may be prescribed by law or ordinance.

The Sanggunlang Kabataan Chairman

The Chairman shall serve as an ex-officio member of the Berangay Council upon assumption of office. As such he shall exercise the same powers, discharge the same duties and functions, and enjoy the same privileges as the regular Barangay Council member. He also serves as the chairman of the committee on youth and sports development in the barangay council.

The Sangguniang Kabataan Secretary

The SK Secretary shall keep all records of the Katlpunan ng Kabataan and Sangguniang Kabataan and prepare all the minutes of all meetings of the Katipunan ng Kabataan and Sangguniang Kabataan.

The Sangguniang Kabataan Treasurer

The SK Treasurer shall take the custody of all SK property and funds not otherwise deposited with the city or municipal treasurer and disburse funds in accordance with an approved budget of the SK.

Where shall the SK draw Its funds?

The SK receives ten (10) percent of the general fund of the barangay(Sec.329). it can hold fund-raising activities (Sec. 426c) And it can receive contributions. (Sec. 433b)

Privileges of the SK Officials

The SK Chairman have-the same privileges as the other batangay officials. During their incumbency, SK Officials are exempted from payment of tuition and matriculation fees while enrolled in public tertiary schools, including state colleges and universities

The SK Federation

The SK Federation is an organization of SK chairperson. The members elect from among themselves the president, vice-president, and such other officers as may be necessary. The SK Federation President shall represent the

SK in the City/Municipal Council.

The City/Municipal SK Federation consists of SK chairpersons in the city or municipality. The presidents of the City and Municipal SK Fed compose the Provincial SK Federation. The elected presidents of the Provincial, City and

Municipal SK Federations constitute the National SK Federation. The term of office, manner of election, removal and suspension of the officers of the Federation of the Sangguniang Kabataan at all levels shall be governed by the constitution and by-laws of the federation in conformity with the provisions of the Local Government Code of 1991 and national policies in youth.

SK and the NGO’s

The SK is in itself the largest people’s and non-governmental organization. While it is supported by the government, it is not a governmental agency in the real sense of the word. It has more of a civilian or private character and as such may operate with all the qualities of an NGO.

LKYP: Federation of 14 Youth Organizations

The reason why we made this project is because we want to provide the youth an opportunity to get to know each other. Its importance is to create the foundation of unity among the youth of our barangay.

Dulaang SK: A Theatrical Organization

We formed this in order for us to have a different type of approach in campaigning the youth and also their parents. Through stage play, the people watching are both entertained while they can internalized the message of the play. Our usual themes in this stage play are against vices, against drugs, peer pressure and other things involving youth life.

Leadership Training Seminar

We had this project because we want our younger youth leaders enhance their skills to become a good leader and prepared them to become the next SK officials.

Theatrical Workshop

This project is about giving importance to the skills and talents of our youth. Those who knows how to act, sing and dance were invited to further enhance their skills. This workshop eventually led to the creation of Dulaang SK

Annual Sportsfest

Basketball and Volleyball tournament are held annually. It is the activity which always gain many participants. We consistently do this project to make the summer vacation of the youth students worthwhile, challenging and fun

Distribution of Clean and Green Equipments

We have this project as our commitment to make our environiment clean and green with the help of the members of the youth organizations.

Upcoming Projects

Barangay Library, we want to set up this project as soon as possible so we can help the students residing in our b-gay be motivated in their studies.

Computer Services, many students are in great needs for computer. Since computers are quite expensive for everyone to avail, SK Bayanan plans to set this Public Computer Room in order to enhance the computer literacy of many youths. This will also help students to save money because at present computer services are being made business.