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SK Cebu tells schools: Exempt youth officials from NSTP

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The Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation in Cebu has urged tertiary schools in the province to exempt youth officials from taking the National Service Training Program (NSTP).

This, after SK Cebu Province Federation president Jerico Rubio learned that some SK officials are still taking the NSTP.

Republic Act 10742 or the SK Reform Act of 2015 exempts youth officials from NSTP.

In a Cebu Daily News article, Rubio said he has filed a resolution before the Cebu Provincial Board asking colleges and universities in the province to implement the NSTP exemption for SK officials.

Under RA 10742, SK leaders exempted from taking NSTP subjects, either the Civil Welfare Training Service or the Reserved Officers Training Course, are still required to submit written reports and documentation of their participation in barangay-related programs, projects and activities as outlined in their respective village’s Comprehensive Barangay Investment Program.

“Absence of such reports and documentations or a finding to the contrary upon verification of submitted reports, will disqualify the concerned Sangguniang Kabataan officials from this privilege,” Paragraph 2, Section 16 of the SK Reform Law stated.