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Councilor Resch bats for SK office in every brgy

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Councilor Jessica Resch has filed an ordinance mandating all barangays in Cebu City to allocate an office space for Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officials.

Under her proposal, the office space shall also be used as barangay youth centers.

Resch, the president of the SK Federation, referred the measure to the Committee on Laws, Ordinances, and Styling for review. (https://bit.ly/3jjYCGZ)

“It is the policy of this City to ensure that the welfare of the youth is protected, represented and heard by the government. Further, the State recognizes the vital role of the youth in nation building,” read a portion of the proposed ordinance.

“This ordinance aims to provide the youth a venue to address their needs and an office to go to when they seek assistance. To this end, the State shall establish adequate, effective, responsive and enabling mechanism and support system to address the needs of the youth which is the establishment of a Sangguniang Kabataan office which shall also be used as barangay youth center within the barangay hall of each barangay in Cebu City,” it added.

As may be provided in the implementing rules and regulations, the barangay captain, in coordination with the SK Federation president, shall ensure that an office space within the barangay hall shall be provided.

Section 6 states that the city government shall incorporate in its annual budget an amount necessary for the renovation or construction of an SK office.

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