The Impact of Sangguniang Kabataan to the Development of the Youth in Selected Barangays of Gumaca, Quezon Fiscal Year 2007 – 2013

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The Impact of Sangguniang Kabataan to the Development of the Youth in Selected Barangays of Gumaca, Quezon Fiscal Year 2007 – 2013

Introduction

“Ang kabataan ang pag-asa ng bayan”, a famous line from the Dr. Jose Rizal’s A la Juventud Filipinas (To the Filipino Youth). Throughout the decades, the youth of our country has fared well in taking up that challenge. Youth concerns matter to everyone. And why not, the continuity of what we have founded in our time and age fully rests on the youth. This is the reason why we make sure that we guide the youth to paths that would make them responsible individuals, ready to take on the challenges that are waiting for them.

The Philippines pioneered youth and children’s participation in local
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With this, the continuous existence of the Sangguniang Kabataan becomes highly questionable. How does Sangguniang Kabataan help in the development of the youth? Is Sangguniang Kabataan an effective tool in the development of the youth? What are the good practices and lessons to be learned in Sangguniang Kabataan?

Significance of the Study

The Sangguniang Kabataan was created for youth empowerment. The SK should be the representative of the youth in the local government. They should provide the youth with programs that would enhance their overall personality. However, a thorough analysis of the Sangguniang Kabataan would lead people to a question: is the Sangguniang Kabataan serving its purpose? Legislators and local leaders say the SK is not. And, funny as it may seem, some of the youth themselves think that the SK is not functioning as it was designed to be.

This study aims to present the functions and duties of the Sangguniang Kabataan at barangay level. Intends to show what needs to be done in order to relive the spirit of youth representation.

Theoretical Framework

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), ratified by the Philippine government, states that children are neither objects nor helpless creatures. They are individuals with absolute rights. Yet, they are also members of society with responsibilities appropriate to their levels of development. UN CRC clearly recognizes

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