SK to train future leaders says solon

Sep. 15, 2015

DAVAO CITY – A lawmaker is optimistic that with the enactment of the SK Reform Bill the youth will have a chance to be trained as future leaders of the country.

“The youth will finally have a training ground to become community leaders who display integrity and accountability,” said Dinagat Islands Representative Kaka Bag-ao, who is one of the proponents of the SK Reform Bill.

House Bill 6043 or the SK Reform Bill was passed by the House of Representatives on third and final reading Wednesday last week.

“For the longest time, some have been calling for the abolition of the SK. I do not believe that this is an option. Now that we are closer to the passage of this important measure, we are given the opportunity to show everyone the potential of the SK as a venue for young Filipinos to participate in governance,” said Bag-ao.

Bag-ao said among the reform provisions are the mandatory skills training for SK officers, the ban on political dynasties, and the increase in the age limit of those running for SK positions.

“I sincerely believe that the best way to bring about change in our society is through the participation of the people. If we provide them, especially the youth, with venues to be involved—free from the temptations of corruption and patronage—then surely we can fulfill our common aspirations for our country,” she said.(

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