December 10, 2022

Age should never be a factor in leadership. Grab the opportunity now because you are capable of creating change, to start a movement for our collective goal of creating a better Baguio.
Mayor Benjamin Magalong stressed this during the Scout Officials for-a-Day (Sofad) program, Nov.7, at City Hall in line with the Scouting Month celebration as he echoed National Hero, Dr. Jose Rizal’s declaration that the youth “is the hope of the fatherland.”
The mayor also encouraged young people to participate in political decisions and view themselves as leaders.
“We want more young people in government. We want more young political leaders in the city of Baguio who will provide the dynamism, innovation, belief in change and wanting to make a big difference,” he said.
He reiterated the importance of investing in the youth and that as stewards of Baguio, “we should create a legacy that we could pass on to the next generation. How then can we do this if we do not lead by example?”
He said programs like the Sofad are perfect examples of how the youth can be involved in any political decision.
The scout officials were led by Giovanni Ballog of the University of Baguio High School who took over Magalong’s post while Princess Ruth Goma of the UB Science High School replaced Vice Mayor Faustino Olowan for a day. – Gaby B. Keith