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2015 Campaign
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2015 Campaign

Come January I would have begun my campaign to establish Davao del Sur’s Provincial Youth Development Council. What sets the council apart from the SK is that it integrates the youth with important and serious work as opposed to organizing cutesy patutesy festivities. But anyways if we wish to get the ball rolling we’d need … Continue reading

#VISMINDRRM Conference
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#VISMINDRRM Conference

Timely. Last week from December 3-7, 2014 we were the delegates selected to represent Region XI for UNICEF and NYC’s disaster risk reduction management (DRRM) Visayas-Mindanao consultative conference workshop at Crown Regency Hotel in Mactan, Cebu. As fate would have it, a typhoon would cross the country at the exact date of our conference. Typhoon … Continue reading

Sex and Other Youth Risk Factors
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Sex and Other Youth Risk Factors

Last July I had the privilege in being invited by the Population Commission’s (POPCOM) dissemination forum for the fourth Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Survey (YAFFS4). The YAFFS4 is the country’s most comprehensive nationwide analysis of the youth’s (15-24 as per POPCOM’s definition) sexual and non-sexual behaviors and exposure. The first YAFSS even going as … Continue reading

SK Reform Concert
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SK Reform Concert

The National Youth Commission (NYC) in Davao City initiated a concert at the People’s Park last Tuesday, August 12, pushing for the reform of Sangunniang Kabataan (SK). The concert titled “No to Status Quo, Fix SK Now!”, synchronized with the global celebrations for the 2014th International Youth Day and the NYC’s nationwide “National Day of … Continue reading

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Personal lessons from the 10th National Youth Parliament

F Sionil Jose, On Mabini In hindsight, he concluded that “the revolution failed because it was badly directed, because its director gained his place not by meritorious, but by irresponsible actions; because instead of sustaining the most useful men for the country, he rendered them useless by jealousy. Believing that the aggrandizement of the people … Continue reading