Youth leaders from 59 barangays in Davao City participated in the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Mandatory Training on May 19 and 21-22, 2018 at Seda Abreeza Hotel.
The University of Southeastern Philippines, in partnership with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), served as the local resource institute (LRI) for the 135 newly-elected SK officials who will soon take their oaths of office.
“Dili mo makalingkod isip SK official kung dili makaagi ani nga training,” said Vicky Sarcena, DILG City Director, during the opening program on May 19. She also cited RA 10742 (SK Reform Act of 2015) which mandates all newly elected SK officials to undergo this training.
“Your obligation is to deliver the services expected of you as public officials,” emphasized Dr. Danilo B. Pacoy, Vice President for Research Development and Extension, representing Dr. Lourdes C. Generalao, USeP President.
“Daghan kaayo ko ug natun-an karong adlawa, kay kinahanglan gyud namo ni sa among pagka SK official,” said Jeffrey Gozon, SK Chairman of Brgy. Daliaon Plantation in Toril.
Moreover, Director Sarcena challenged the youth leaders to become responsible models to their constituents.
“Much is expected from you. Harness your passion and dynamism as you help shape our shared future. Make yourself useful in your respective barangays. Maging matino, mahusay, at maasahan,”she added.