May 27, 2024

The youth have the power to change the country’s destiny in the coming years if they exercise their right to choose wisely the next leaders.
Saying youth vote consists half of the country’s voting population, Department of the Interior and Local Government Asec. for Special Concerns asked officials of the Sangguniang Kabataan to encourage young individuals to cast their votes on May 9.
Jalosjos said the SK plays a crucial role in convincing their fellow youth and making them realize the importance of their participation in the elections as this will determine the country’s future.
“As SK, it is important that you let the youth know the relevance of their participation in the elections and how much their vote matters,” Jalosjos told the SK during the national summit held in Baguio recently.
The Commission on Elections said 37,015,901 or 56 percent of the 65.7 million voters fall under the youth age bracket.
“We can see that the youth will become prime mover and will play a huge role in deciding the next elected officials of the country. As SK officials it is important that you help encourage the youth to exercise their right to participate and be engaged in the coming elections,” Jalosjos said.
She added just as the SK are instrumental in enhancing the youth’s social, political, and economic, cultural, intellectual, moral, spiritual, and physical development, their role in empowering and encouraging the youth to vote is also crucial.
She said this is apart from the SK’s duties and responsibilities of empowering the youth in their respective communities to become partners in nation-building.
The SK National Summit, which gathered more than 1,000 SK leaders all over the country in Baguio City highlighted the youth’s role in nation-building and recognition of the SK units that conducted exemplary initiatives to help their communities cope with the impacts of the Covid-19. – Jane B. Cadalig