In preparation for the conduct of the Sanggunaiang Kabataan (SK) Mandatory Training, the DILG Camiguin Provincial Office conducted an Organizational Meeting for the members of the Provincial Implementation Teams last April 10, 2017 at DILG Camiguin Provincial Office.

     This is in line with improving the competencies of newly-elected Sangguniang Kabataan Officials in assuming their roles as prime movers in youth development. The DILG in coordination with National Youth Commission (NYC) Government is set to conduct a nationwide one-day SK Mandatory Training Program for the newly elected SK Officials. The implementation of the training will tap third party service providers or the Local Resource Institutes like State Universities and Colleges as partners.

     For the province of Camiguin, led by DILG Provincial Director Rhona G. Pedraza- Abadilla, it was participated by the Municipal Local Government Operations Officers (MLGOOs) and Local Youth Development Officers (LYDOs) of Catarman, Mahinog, Mambajao and Guinsiliban; and Camiguin Polytechnic State College Representative, Instructor I Victor Niño C. Dapar.

     Highlights of the meeting include the following: (1) Guidelines regarding the implementation of the SK mandatory and continuing training programs to be jointly implemented by the DILG and NYC, (2) Roles and Responsibilities of the Provincial “Matino, Mahusay at Maasahan” Old Parola, J.P. Rizal Street, Poblacion, Mambajao, Camiguin Telephone Nos. (088) 387 – 00 – 60 Website: region10.dilg.gov.ph E-mail: dilg10.camiguin@gmail.com Facebook: DILG Camiguin / DILG X Management Team, (3) Training Modules, (4) Calendar of Activities, (5) Breakdown of
Expenses, (6) Budgetary Requirements, (7) Roles and Responsibilities of the ProvincialManagement Team, and (h) Training Delivery.

     PD Abadilla highlighted during the meeting that non-attendance to the SK Mandatory Training without any valid reason would be considered as a necessary ground to disqualify SK officials or subject them to disciplinary actions.

     “We are hoping that this training will make our youth leaders more equipped with knowledge and skills to fulfil their mandated functions,” she said.

     The conduct of the SK mandatory training is in line with the implementation ofthe SK Reform Act or Republic Act No. 10742. The SK Mandatory Training Program for Camiguin will be conducted on May 23, 2018(Catarman, Sagay, Guinsiliban) and May 24,2018 (Mahinog and Mambajao). Modules on Decentralization and Local Governance, SK History and Salient Features, conduct of Meetings and craft Resolutions, Planning and Budgeting, and Code of conduct and Ethical Standards of a Public Official would be taken up in the said activity.