Lawmakers seek longer terms for barangay officials

Julie Aurelio 12/10/2023

Just a month after the Oct. 30 barangay and youth polls, two Mindanao lawmakers filed measures that sought longer terms for elected barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan officials.  Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Rufus Rodriguez and Bukidnon Rep.…

DILG issues new rules for appointing SK treasurers, secretaries to prevent nepotism

Kurt dela Peña 11/16/2023

MANILA, Philippines—Now that new Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officials are preparing to assume office, they are reminded to choose secretaries and treasurers, too, within 60 days of their tenure. The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) said…

Comelec: Teachers serving in 2023 Barangay and SK polls to get higher pay

Zacarian Sarao - @inquirerdotnet 03/24/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Thursday said it will increase the allowance of teachers serving as electoral boards in the 2023 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE). According to Comelec chair George Garcia,…

Community pantries pop up in Cebu

Doris Mae Mondragon 04/20/2021

Dalaguete, Cebu–This pandemic has inspired so many ordinary people to help others and one example of this are the emergence of community pantries. When it comes to “Pagtinabangay”—a Cebuano word that means helping each other out in times…

Pusok SK chief answers allegations of 7 SK execs

Futch Anthony Inso 03/25/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) chairperson of Barangay Pusok in Lapu-Lapu City has broken her silence on the issue regarding the resignation early this month of her seven SK councilors, SK treasurer and SK…

Three more SKs in Cebu City receive financial aid

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is nearing the completion of the distribution of the financial assistance for all Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) in its 80 barangays. The Cebu City Public Information revealed that three more SKs received…

SK in Cebu City to begin receiving P1M financial aid starting August 20

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/20/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Cebu City will finally receive their long-awaited P1 million financial assistance starting today, August 20, 2020. This financial assistance was promised since 2019 for all the SKs in the…

Ordinance for Cebu City SK officials’ subsidy passed

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/15/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council has passed an ordinance granting allowance to Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) councilors, secretaries, and treasurers in the 80 barangays in the city. Councilor Jessica Resch, SK Federation president in the…

Cebu City SK execs cash aid put on hold

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) councilor will have to wait longer for the promised financial assistance of P2,000 per month from the city government. The city government has put on hold the distribution…

Village youth group in Pinamungajan, Cebu launches unique online advocacy campaign

Immae Lachica 04/28/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— A youth group in a barangay in the town of Pinamungajan in southwestern Cebu has come up with a unique online advocacy campaign meant to keep the young ones in their village busy while at home…

Do you know this woman? Call Talamban SK officials

03/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Sangguniang Kabataan officials of Barangay Talamban in Cebu City are calling on the relatives of this woman who identified herself as Stellara Acompañado Chan Alegada. She is now at the Talamban Health Center.…

Talisay police arrest youth leader for involvement in illegal drugs  

Rosalie Abatayo 02/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Guendolyn Luague, the chairwoman of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) in Barangay Lawaan III in Talisay City, was expected to help lead the youth away from the influence of illegal drugs. But on Wednesday…

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