Philippine Sangguniang Kabataan (SK): Abolition or Reformation?

Philippine Sangguniang Kabataan (SK): Abolition or Reformation?
 

Council in the Philippines is the governing body in every chapter of the Katipunan ng Kabataan (Youth Federation). Each barangay in the Philippines is mandated by law to have its own chapter of the Katipunan ng Kabataan, aging from 15 to 18 years old who resides in their respective barangays for at least 6 months and registered in the Sangguniang Kabataan, or in the official list in the custody of the barangay secretary. It is the local youth program and projects implementation partner of the government. The Katipunan ng Kabataan members elect their officers known as Sangguniang Kabataan which serves as the local youth legislature in the village. The Sangguniang Kabataan is an off-shoot of the KB or the Kabataang Barangay (Village Youth) which was abolished when the Local Government Code of 1991 was enacted.
             The Sangguniang Kabataan initiates policies, programs and projects for the development of youth in their respective political territories. The Chairman/President of the Sangguniang Kabataan acts as the Chief Executive of the Sanggunian (Council) while the Kagawad (Councilor) as the legislative council. The Kagawads approve resolutions of the Sanggunian and appropriates the money allotted to the council, a share in the revenue of the Barangay.
 
Possible reasons to call for its abolition:
2. SK officials are youths, they are still in school, they cannot function well, and unprepared to discharge their duties.
3. The state will save a huge amount of money in abolishing it.
4. This will remove the youth from culture of politics which is usually associated with corruption.
 
Possible reasons to hold that it should not be abolished:
1. SK trains the youth to become good leaders of the community.
2. SK officers serve as the voice of the youth in their community.
3. SK projects enhance the different skills and abilities of the youth.
4. SK officers represent the youth in various government programs and projects.
 
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This is in reaction to the comment
of Cristina Orfanel.

Para sa kin reformation kc bilang isang kabataan kelangan matuto kung panu mamuno sa isang barangay sa gabay ng mga kagawad.

This is in reaction to the comment
of Cristina Orfanel.

Para sa kin reformation kc bilang isang kabataan kelangan matuto kung panu mamuno sa isang barangay sa gabay ng mga kagawad.

THIS IS A REACTION TO THE COMMENT OF MA. CRISTINA ORFANEL, siguro bigyan na lang muna natin ng pagkakataon ang mga ibang opisyal na mapatunayan ang kanilang mga kakayahan at prinsipyomg kanilang pinaglalaban, anyway hindi naman pare pareho ang lahat ng tao kaya't hindi naman siguro masama kung magbibigay tayo ng paghkakataon para mapatunayan ang kanilang sariling reporma na makakatulong sa ating kumunidad, isa pa ay ang pagbabago sa pamamagitan ng pagtitiwala sa mga lider ng ating lipunan dahil kung hindi tayo magtitiwala mawawalan din ng gana ang mga taong nakaupo sa mga pwesto na gawin ang kanilang makakaya.

Reformation . dahil nakakatulong sila sa mga projects at programs. at mas lubos na nakakaalam sa mga gusto nang kabataan.

THIS IS A REACTION TO THE COMMENT OF MA. CRISTINA ORFANEL

As someone who had a fair share on the SK era, I looked at it as an opportunity for the youth to strengthen their ground. To do good or to do the opposite. May negations may bad decision. Nagkakaroon den ng boses yung kabataan sa politics as a Democratic country kaya I prefer reformation.

Reformation - dahil para sa akin, mahalaga na maging aware ang mga kabataan na may gulang 15 hanggang 18 sa kanilang Barangay kung ano man ang nangyayari dito lalo na para sa Kabataan. Mahalaga din na magkaroon sila ng sapat na kaalaman sa pagboto at maging isang bahagi ng kanilang Barangay .

Abolition. Unang una, para sa akin ang kabataang may edad na 15 hanggang 18 is not that mature enough to make decisions and they can't speak out for the change they want. In short pag nakaupo na bilang SK ay hindi na sila maramdaman dahil kasabay ng kanilang termino ay nag aaral sila so ung mga plataporma na kanilang ipinangako sa mga kabataan ay hindi na naisasagawa. At ang budget para na ibinibigay sa kanila ng gobyerno ay hindi natin alam kung saan napupunta. Dahil ang kabataan ay mas naka batay padin ang desisyon nila sa kanilang magulang o sa mga nakakatanda sa kanila.

Abolition.
Because even though you have the skills to be a good leader of youths in your baranggay. Still there are some factors to be considered. For example, the studies of SK people. I think it will be a hard time for them to concur politics and education. Another one is age, they are only 15 - 18 years old and their mind are still fresh from things that they will encounter in politics. They have not that much experience to rule youths in a community. So, i think it should better be abolished.

Abolition. Unang una, para sa akin ang kabataang may edad na 15 hanggang 18 is not that mature enough to make decisions and they can't speak out for the change they want. In short pag nakaupo na bilang SK ay hindi na sila maramdaman dahil kasabay ng kanilang termino ay nag aaral sila so ung mga plataporma na kanilang ipinangako sa mga kabataan ay hindi na naisasagawa. At ang budget para na ibinibigay sa kanila ng gobyerno ay hindi natin alam kung saan napupunta. Dahil ang kabataan ay mas naka batay padin ang desisyon nila sa kanilang magulang o sa mga nakakatanda sa kanila.

In my very own opinion. Sangguniang Kabataan will always be a good alternative training ground for future leaders of this country. Combine it with good education and right ethics. Putting an end to the SK does not solve the problem of corruption because it does not start in the SK. Don't put all the blames in them. They only need proper guidance or initiative for them to act effectively and a good example of leadership for them not to corrupt.

In my very own opinion. Sangguniang Kabataan will always be a good alternative training ground for future leaders of this country. Combine it with good education and right ethics. Putting an end to the SK does not solve the problem of corruption because it does not start in the SK. Don't put all the blames in them. They only need proper guidance or initiative for them to act effectively and a good example of leadership for them not to corrupt.

In my very own opinion. Sangguniang Kabataan will always be a good alternative training ground for future leaders of this country. Combine it with good education and right ethics. Putting an end to the SK does not solve the problem of corruption because it does not start in the SK. Don't put all the blames in them. They only need proper guidance or initiative for them to act effectively and a good example of leadership for them not to corrupt.

In my very own opinion. Sangguniang Kabataan will always be a good alternative training ground for future leaders of this country. Combine it with good education and right ethics. Putting an end to the SK does not solve the problem of corruption because it does not start in the SK. Don't put all the blames in them. They only need proper guidance or initiative for them to act effectively and a good example of leadership for them not to corrupt.

In my very own opinion. Sangguniang Kabataan will always be a good alternative training ground for future leaders of this country. Combine it with good education and right ethics. Putting an end to the SK does not solve the problem of corruption because it does not start in the SK. Don't put all the blames in them. They only need proper guidance or initiative for them to act effectively and a good example of leadership for them not to corrupt.

Philippine Sangguniang Kabataan (SK): Abolition or Reformation?

Reformation - dahil para sa akin, mahalaga na maging aware ang mga kabataan na may gulang 15 hanggang 18 sa kanilang Barangay kung ano man ang nangyayari dito lalo na para sa Kabataan. Mahalaga din na magkaroon sila ng sapat na kaalaman sa pagboto at maging isang bahagi ng kanilang Barangay .

Reformation - dahil para sa akin, mahalaga na maging aware ang mga kabataan na may gulang 15 hanggang 18 sa kanilang Barangay kung ano man ang nangyayari dito lalo na para sa Kabataan. Mahalaga din na magkaroon sila ng sapat na kaalaman sa pagboto at maging isang bahagi ng kanilang Barangay .

Abolition. Unang una, para sa akin ang kabataang may edad na 15 hanggang 18 is not that mature enough to make decisions and they can't speak out for the change they want. In short pag nakaupo na bilang SK ay hindi na sila maramdaman dahil kasabay ng kanilang termino ay nag aaral sila so ung mga plataporma na kanilang ipinangako sa mga kabataan ay hindi na naisasagawa. At ang budget para na ibinibigay sa kanila ng gobyerno ay hindi natin alam kung saan napupunta. Dahil ang kabataan ay mas naka batay padin ang desisyon nila sa kanilang magulang o sa mga nakakatanda sa kanila.

They're useless. Aside from shed, free haircut, cleaning the neighborhood (where the city cleaners are already doing), what else are they doing?

Abolition.
Because even though you have the skills to be a good leader of youths in your baranggay. Still there are some factors to be considered. For example, the studies of SK people. I think it will be a hard time for them to concur politics and education. Another one is age, they are only 15 - 18 years old and their mind are still fresh from things that they will encounter in politics. They have not that much experience to rule youths in a community. So, i think it should better be abolished.

Abolition... a 15-18 years of age can't have their own decision, how would they be able to govern their co-age. We could not say that those young people take the responsibility seriously. I think it could also be a start of corruption and political dynasty. As I’ve observed most of the leaders of sangguniang kabataan belongs to the clan of a politician.

This is a reaction to the comment of Ann Jilly Fabian:

Miss Fabian's comment was right because not all youth can be a good leader, even if there's one who can be good leader it will be a hard time for them to teach those youths who are deal with bad vices such as drugs and others vices that can damaged their lives and their future.

Like Ms Fabian said it must be abolish because they are not mature enough to handle this kind of responsibility aside from that they are still studying. Minsan nga hindi na sila magkanda ugaga kakaaral tapos my aalahanin pa sila na mabigat na responsibilidad which is being an Sk kaya siguro hindi
maramdaman yung presence nila kasi nga you cannot do things at the same time ,kelangan 1lang ipriority nila it's either education or politics .

I'll go with the Abolition of the Philippine Sangguniang Kabataan, because it is a breeding ground for corruption and bureaucracy in the sense that the youth of today don't really care about local politics and youth affairs. SK is one of the many organizations that don't deliver results, they are there just for the sake of existing, but it's not really clear if SK is putting into action its reason for existence.

In reaction to the comment of Ms. Cyndee Cahilig, I do agree that abolishing the Philippine Sangguniang Kabataan is not that of a "big deal" because at first, not all of the youth in that given age range participate in the said organization. They might know the organization but they actually do not know the full capacity that the organization can give. They might also be required to register to vote for their SK leaders. But just like some older and mature Filipinos, they just vote for the sake of voting.

'this is in reaction to the comment of Nerissa Angelica Razon

hindi lahat ng tumutungtong sa edad na 18 ay may kakayahang gampanan ang pagiging SK saka hindi birong trabaho yun. kaya i agree na hindi lahat ng nagiging SK whether belongs to politician clan or not IS productive enough to do the TASK.

The objectives of an SK member is just a bluff, no one is really serious about public service if you are 17 years old. A teenager will do what a teens would do
and if you add money to that you are just tolerating their will to have fun and not minding obligations as public servant. Abolishing SK will save the government billions of pesos and will save our children from early corruption training.

I think on my own opinion, it should not be abolished.According to our national hero youths are the hope of our country, paano pa natin mapapatunayan ang kanyang tinurang salita kung ang mamumuno sa mga kabataan ay ating tatangalin.Kung kailangan natin ng pag-unlad kailangan din natin ng mabutibg pinuno.

Abolition, kasi marami ng mga kabataan ngayon na tumatakbo nalang bilang SK chairman dahil naiimpluwensyahan lang sila ng iba o sa madaling salita napipilitan nalang sila. Isa pa, napapasailalim lang sila ng mga mas matataas sa kanila, kaya mas mabuti na siguro wakasan nalang ang Sangguniang Kabataan.

I will go for the ABOLITION of the SK. Why? Because it doesn't help a community or barangay that much. Yes, it might do some with the youth but it is generally a way of generating income by some higher officials like the barangay chairman itself.

Sa aking palagay abolition dahil sa mga nakikita ko sa aming baranggay hindi naman nagagampanan ng mga SK ang kanilang mga tungkulin sa baranggay. Pwede naman na ang mga baranggay captain na lamang ang magsaayos ng mga programa para sa baranggay tulad ng paglilinis ng kalsada at paglilinis ng mga baradong kanal upang maiwasan ang baha.

This is in reaction to the comment of Ms. Cyndee Cahilig. I do not agree with abolition but with reformation. I do believe that it is necessary to instill leadership sense to the youth being the reason that they are the ones who shape the future. On the issue of corruption, it is unavoidable but reducible. About productivity, I think it is all about the people who are not suited for the job but got elected. But with reformation, all of these issues are to be resolved. After all, society is all about improvement.

this is in reaction to the comment of
JOHN AZEL D. DE LORETO

i agree , diba kasi sa pamamagitan ng sangguniang kabataan na eexpress ng youth ang kaniLang mga hinain or in short ang sangguniang boses ng kabataan kaya hindi dapat aLisin ito .

this is in reaction to the comment of kenny roa.
I will go for the ABOLITION of the SK. Why? Because it doesn't help a community or barangay that much. Yes, it might do some with the youth but it is generally a way of generating income by some higher officials like the barangay chairman itself.

this is in reaction to the comment of JOHN AZEL D. DE LORETO

i disagree , kasi minsan sa sangguniang kabataan dito nag sisimula sa isip ng mga kabataan ang kurapsyon lalo na ang mga leader , at bilang estudyante di ko naman nararamdaman ang kanilang mga proyekto kaya dapat lang alisin .

Para sa akin abolition kasi ang mga tinatawag na Sangguniang Kabataan ay wala namang naiidulot na maganda sa kapwa nila kabataan. Mga bata pa sila para mag trabaho sa gobyero, kaya hindi ako sumasang-ayon sa mga batang tinatawag na Sangguniang Kabataan o SK.

This is in reaction to the comment of Mr. Anthony Jay Viterbo, I do not agree with abolition because you can be trained as a good leader of the society if at the young age you manage to do the one of the job of a leader. Reformation so the teenagers can have a leader to count and they will be trained to become a good leader of the society.

This is my reaction to the comment of Ms. Jenifer Monterey. For me as a former SK Kagawad of our Barangay, I strongly disagree to the abolition of the Sanguniang Kabataan. The SK serve as the representative or the voice of the youth in our country. The programs such as "Liga ng Barangay" serve as an recreation to the youth and put them away from using illegal drugs.And with this kind of organization the youth especially the officials undergoes on different leadership training and may help them to be a good leader if they want to continue their career in politics. In terms of studying they can handle it together if the leader really want to help. Reformation is the best way to make this organization better not abolition. Let us all look on the positive effect of this organization not on the negative ones because nothing is perfect in this world but everything can be changed in a good way. The only thing that we need was cooperation to make it better.

Abolition. Hindi pa handa o wla pang sapat na kaalaman tungkol sa pamamalakad ng isang komunidad ang edad 15-18 sa kadahilanang sila ay nakatuon pa sa kanilang pag aaral. Mas mabuti pang ihabilin natin ito sa mga nakakataas na opisyales na may sapat na kaalaman tungkol sa kanyang nasasakupan upang wakasan na din ang masamang depinisyon tungol sa Sangguniang Kabataan.

This is in reaction to the comment of Kenny R. Roa.

In my opinion, SK really help in training the youth to governance. Maybe in some areas the power vested on the chairperson is not handled well and start corruption.
Its better to reform it instead of abolishing it.

this is in reaction to the comment of JOHN AZEL D. DE LORETO

i agree , kasi through SK nadedevelop natin yung pagiging leader or isang magaling na member , di naman porket nag aaral ka , wala ka ng paki alam sa barangay niyo , dapat kahit papaano tulong tulong din .

Abolis.
i think sanggunian kabataan should be abolish because they still not know the responsibility of their position. And create a wrong decision

In my own opinion, I’ll stand for Sangguniang Kabataan reformation. Because it trains the youth on how to become a leader, a good or a bad leader depends on the person.I know that every teenager who wants to be an SK chairman has knowledge of the responsibilities that will be assign to him/her, which to do or not to do.

this is in reaction to the comment of
JOHN AZEL D. DE LORETO

i agree , diba kasi sa pamamagitan ng sangguniang kabataan na eexpress ng youth ang kaniLang mga hinain or in short ang sangguniang boses ng kabataan kaya hindi dapat aLisin ito .

This is in reaction to the comment of Dianara Padiernos. I agree kasi nasa tao naman yan kung gagawa sila ng masama o mabuti.

agree po ako, kasi dito mahahasa kung ang isang kabataan ay may kapasidad na maging future leader ng bansa.

This is in reaction to the comment of Anthony Jay Viterbo.
I agree with Jay because SK is just a waste of funds because they are not doing programs to improve the baranggay, if they promote cleanliness in the baranggay there might be a less chance of having floods. I think that the government should remove the SK so the funds for the poor will increase instead of giving it to the SK.

Wala naman kasi akong nakitang magandang nagawa ng SK at hindi rin naman sila randam ng mga ordinaryong kabataan na tulad ko. Ang iba kasi eh ginagamit lang ito para sa pansariling kapakanan at hindi sa ikagaganda at ikasasaayos ng mga kabataan.

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