Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)- Cagayan de Oro City in collaboration with Xavier University Local Governance Institute (XUGLI) and the Oro Youth Development Council called upon the elected SK Officials who were not able to undergo the SK Mandatory Training last May 2018 and the appointed SK Treasurers and SK Secretaries for another set of training at Grand City Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City on February 24, 2019.

In line with the mandates of Republic Act No. 10742, elected SK Officials and appointed Sangguniang Kabataan Treasurers and Secretaries should undergo a Mandatory Training Program prior to his or her assumption to office for the purpose of emphasizing their role in nation-building and moulding them to become better citizens with the values of patriotism, nationalism and honor as a Filipino.

        The one-day training discussed about Good and Bad Governance, SK History and the Salient Features of R.A. 10742, guide in preparing for meetings and the resolution, the importance of planning and budgeting, and the roles of SK Secretaries and SK Treasurers putting emphasis on the Code of Conduct and Ethical Norms of a Public Official.

This is just a start since having financial independence over 10% of the Barangay’s budget is a big challenge, DILG City Director Jane J. Docallos said.

The speakers who joined CD Docallos were the Governance and Leadership Institute (GLI) Director, Dr. Dixon Yasay of Xavier University, Local Youth Development Officer of Cagayan de Oro City JP Santos, XUGLI’s Program Coordinator Wilson Hormeguera and LGOO VI Dib’n Nanol.

The SKMT was capped with the oath taking ceremony administered by the City Mayor of Cagayan de Oro City, Hon. Oscar S. Moreno.