Some Major Ammendments on the Sangguniang Kabataan ~ Kwentology


Congress approved the proposal to implement reforms on the Sangguniang Kabataan, one of which prohibiting children of politicians to run at any given position.
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According to Dinagat Islands Rep. Kaka Bag-ao, the House of Representatives approved the submitted bicameral conference committee report. It was first ratified by the Senate.
"Real reforms in the SK are now in sight. It is important to instill in them the value of financial responsibility, along with the independence that this proposed law grants them. Moreover, it contains an anti-dynasty provision that provides more chances to more young people to participate on a level playing field."
This proposal will be constitutional when signed by President Aquino.
  • Under the proposal, the participants of the Sangguniang Kabataan should aged 15-30.
  • Only a resident who spend at least 1 year in the prospected barangay can officially submit candidacy.
  • He or she must 18-24 years old on the day of election and able to read and write.
  • Relatives who are at second civil degree of consanguinity or affinity of an elected official are not allowed to run for any electoral position.
With these major changes we can obviously notice that from the SK level anti-dynasty was already being appllied.
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