DILG conducts mandatory training for newly elected SK officials

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, May 21 (PIA) -- Personnel of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) provincial office here are conducting the mandatory training for newly elected Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officers.


Orientation for the federated SK and election of federation officers were  simultaneously carried at Lubuagan on May 17, Pasil on the 19th then to Balbalan, Tanudan, Pinukpuk, Rizal, Tabuk and Tinglayan, all in the last week of this month.

Kliene Chunanon, training focal person, said that Republic Act 10742, otherwise known as the Sangguniang Kabataan Reform Act of 2015 provides that any elected SK official or appointed or any member of the LYDC must undergo the mandatory training program before he or she assumes office.

Failure to participate in the training without valid reason shall be a ground to disqualify SK officials or subject them to disciplinary actions.

The one-day mandatory training consists of three modules that include Decentralization, Local Governance, SK History and its Salient Features; Meetings and Resolutions, Planning and Budgeting; and Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees. The topics were prepared by the National Youth Commission and the DILG.

The training started on May 17 and will run until May 26. The SK officials will be given certification which will indicate that they have finished their training and are prepared to start their services.

In the province, the mandatory training and election of SK  federation officers are  simultaneously carried  in the municipalities of  Lubuagan on May 17, Pasil on the 19th then to Balbalan, Tanudan, Pinukpuk, Rizal, Tabuk and Tinglayan, in the last week of this month.

The law provides that  election of  SK municipal and city federation officers shall be conducted within 15 days from SK elections and within 30 days for the provincial federation.

Meanwhile,  Provincial DILG director Engr. Max Mayer Adong  reminded LGUs to conduct after- election activities  such as removal of election posters as  he reminded all candidates during the May 14 elections to file their certificate  of statement of contributions and expenditures not later than June 13, 2018. Peter A. Balocnit  (ALT/PAB-PIA CAR with reports from Christian Allister G. Tubadeza-PIA CAR)


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