Philippine Sangguniang Kabataan (SK): Abolition or Reformation?

The Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) or Youth 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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Philippine Sangguniang Kabataan (SK): Abolition or Reformation?

Abolition. Mahirap gampanan ang dalawang bagay, ang pag-aaral at pamumuno sa mga proyektong nakalaan sa kabataan. Tendency is that, you don't really have focus,its either babagsak ka lang sa mga subjects mo or hindi mo naman maayos na mapamumunuan ang mga kabataan.

Philippine Sangguniang Kabataan (SK): Abolition or Reformation?

this is in reaction to the comment of
ANTHONY JAYZON S VITERBO.

I agree, kase tama nga na alisin ang SK kasi wala namang nagagawa ang mga ito para sa mga kapwa nila kabataan sa kanilang lugar..

This is in reaction to the

This is in reaction to the comment of Lady Antoniette B. Ingco.

I agree na dapat ng i-abolish ang SK dahil masyado pa silang bata para sa political career, dapat unahin muna nila ang pagaaral nila for better future.

This is in reaction to the..

This is in reaction to the comment of Ms. Cyndee Cahilig. I do not agree with abolition but with reformation. Development is directly proportional to involvement.. if the youth involves in government programs then the country would develop faster
no involvement do development
no involvement no develpment more misunderstandings

Jorwill H. David

This is in reaction to the comment of Jorwill H. David, kung ako ang tatanungin, I agree sa sagot ni Jorwill na tanggalin muna ang SK, masyado pang mga bata ang edad na 15-18 kaya wala pa sila masyadong kaalaman sa mga ganitong kalakaran.

This is in reaction to the

This is in reaction to the comment of Dianara Padiernos. agree po ako, kasi dito mahahasa kung ang isang kabataan ay may kapasidad na maging future leader ng bansa.

Philippine Sangguniang Kabataan (SK): Abolition or Reformation?

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

I would disagree to the reformation of SK, I would rather agree for its abolition because many of SK chairpersons are forced by their parents in order for them to have more income. Instead of serving well some of them focus on their studies that become the hindrance in giving his/her constituents a good and right governance in the youth.

Philippine Sangguniang Kabataan (SK): Abolition or Reformation?

this is in reaction to the comment of
ANTHONY JAYZON S VITERBO

i agree po sa sinabi ni kuya, kasi ang mga kabataan dapat nag aaral muna, hindi yung nagpapanggap na feeling alam na nila kung paano maging isang government employee. tsaka masyado pa silang mga bata para maging SK.

Jorwill H. David

This is in reaction to the comment of Jorwill H. David, I agree with him na tanggalin muna ung SK kasi maaari lamang magamit ang mga kabataan sa corruption at mga pandaraya lalo na pag tinakot sila ng mga pulitiko.

SK should be abolish

This is in reaction to the comment of
Lady Antoniette B. Ingco.

I agree na dapat i-abolish ang SK kasi masyado pa silang bata for political career and dapat unahin muna nila ang pag-aaral for better future.

SK should be abolish

This is in reaction to the comment of
Lady Antoniette B. Ingco.

I agree na dapat i-abolish ang SK kasi masyado pa silang bata for political career and dapat unahin muna nila ang pag-aaral for better future.

Philippine Sangguniang Kabataan (SK): Abolition or Reformation?

this is in reaction to the comment of
ANTHONY JAYZON S VITERBO.

i agree, kasi ang mga kabataan ngayon mukhang politics na ang nasa utak. Wala naman silang magagawa para mapatakbo ng maayos ang SK. tsaka ang mga magulang lang nila ang may gusto kung bakit sila tumatakbong SK para magkapera buwan buwan.

Reaction ......

This is a reaction to the comment of Jeffrey Carrascal.

Tama siya wala naman kasi akong nakita na naipatupad nila mula ng sila ay naihalal at wala rin naman silang nasuportahang gawain ng mga kabataan

Jorwill H. David

This is in reaction to the comment of Jorwill H. David, agree ako sa kanya, dapat aral muna, sagabal lang yang SK.

This is in reaction to the

This is in reaction to the comment of Jeffrey Carrascal.

Tama! wala naman talaga silang nagawa at dapat na silang alisin dahil napapasama lang naman sila sa mga masasamang gawain sa barangay.

SK should be abolish

This is in reaction to the comment of
Lady Antoniette B. Ingco. I agree kasi wala naman nagagawa ang mga SK sayang lang ang ipinopondo ng gobyerno para sakanila. Dapat unahin ang studies.

This is in reaction in the

This is in reaction in the comment of Jeffrey Carrascal.

I agree. Wala naman kasi kaming napala sa pagboto ng SK kasi hindi naman kami na ambunan ng kanilang mga nagawa para sa kabataan.

REFORMATION. Para sakin dapat

REFORMATION. Para sakin dapat matuto ang mga kabataan sa responsibilidad sa kanilang barangay or pamayanan upang makatulong. Isa din ito sa paraan para maiiwas ang ibang kabataan sa hindi magagandang bisyo.

Abolition

For me, abolition of SK is much better compared to reformation. why? because what SK can do can be relieve by brgy officials, at yung money that the state spends para sa allowances ng SK Chairman ay pwede pang magamit sa ibang benefits na mapapakinabangan ng mga kabataan, pati na rin ang ginagastos para sa out of town leadership seminar na SKs lang ang nakikinabang ay maaaring gawin hindi out of town para pati ang mga "kabataan" can participate. it will serve as a seminar not just for the SKs but for the youth as well. SKs purposes are for the youth after all.

Most of the time SKs gets more benefit in being one than doing what their positions are for.

Tama.

This is in reaction to the comment of KARYL L. LADRICA.

Sa palagay ko ay tama ngang wakasan nalang ang Sangguniang Kabataan, kadalasan kasi hindi naman sila maramdaman ng mga nasasakupan nila. Hindi na maganda ang kalalabasan, masisira pa sila sa mga taong nasa paligid nila.

SK should be abolish

This is in reaction to the comment of
Lady Antoniette B. Ingco.
I disagree, bakit ayaw mo ba magkaboses ang mga kabataan sa lipunan? Oo tama ka din sa side mo pero pwede rin naman na mas maaga nahuhulma na ang mga kabataan sa pagtulong sa kapwa.

this is in reaction in the

this is in reaction in the comment of Dianara Padiernos. 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

This is in reaction to the comment of Alvin B. Anonuevo.

hindi ako sang ayon sa gusto mong ipahatid. ang Sk ay learning stage ng gustong magpatuloy maging isang magaling na politiko. kung hindi natin sila hahasain at gagabayan sa murang edad at sa critikong pagiisip, papaano na lang sila makikipagsapalaran sa maduming mundo ng politika. May kanya kanya na silang pag iisip ang gabay lang ng mabuting adviser magiging isa siyang mabuting politiko na mayroon isip at damdamin sa kayang masasakaupan.

Yes, the reality is that the

Yes, the reality is that the SK serves as a training ground for corruption. Elected SK officials and even members can not fulfill and accomplish their duties and responsibilities because of time constraints due to schooling. At present, SK projects are not really 'managed' by the youth but they are being dictated by the barangay council or the elders. The government will save money if the SK will be abolished. Instead, the budget of SK should be allotted for the improvement of the education system of the country.

Abolition

for me, abolition of SK is much better compared to reformation. why? because what SK can do can be relieve by brgy officials, at yung money that the state spends para sa allowances ng SK Chairman ay pwede pang magamit sa ibang benefits na mapapakinabangan ng mga kabataan, pati na rin ang ginagastos para sa out of town leadership seminar na SKs lang ang nakikinabang ay maaaring gawin hindi out of town para pati ang mga "kabataan" can participate. it will serve as a seminar not just for the SKs but for the youth as well. SKs purposes are for the youth after all.

Most of the time SKs gets more benefit in being one than doing what their positions are for.

abolish

Yes, the reality is that the SK serves as a training ground for corruption. Elected SK officials and even members can not fulfill and accomplish their duties and responsibilities because of time constraints due to schooling. At present, SK projects are not really 'managed' by the youth but they are being dictated by the barangay council or the elders. The government will save money if the SK will be abolished. Instead, the budget of SK should be allotted for the improvement of the education system of the country.

THIS IS IN REACTION TO THE

THIS IS A REACTION TO THE COMMENT OF Jerome Gacita

I agree that we should go for abolition. If our concern is to build leaders of our country, our own schools could give that kind of training we are looking for besides they are students. It is also true that it encourages dynasty and corruption as well because most of our SK officials are offspring of politicians as well. Moreover, higher government officials, who are more capable, have lots of projects and propaganda concerning youth.

Reformation

i am for reformation ng Sk Election kasi a good governance start from having a good foundation of the youth.if you will abolish Sk, its the same with abolishing the rights of the youth to grow and prosper their minds in issues about politcs.

Reformation

am for reformation ng Sk Election kasi a good governance start from having a good foundation of the youth.if you will abolish Sk, its the same with abolishing the rights of the youth to grow and prosper their minds in issues about politcs.

Philo 1

Reformation!!
This is in reaction to the comment of Jessica F. Fabella
Yes we prefer to choose reformation rather than abolition. Reformation means "to change the state for better".
Each of us have right and it is the right of youth to be lead by youth also. That's why we have the Sanguniang Kabataan, who will be the liaison to the bigger organization of the country. They are the one meeting the youth to hear their concerns and direct it to the more concerned organization.
We could have the best youth leader/ SK through fair election, through trainings and mentoring. I guess they deserve to receive the financial benefits if they are well oriented of their task in the community. So we should not be judgmental, that the government fund allotted for them is wasted. REFORMATION will do, teach the youth leader on how to manage their colleagues, on how to be function-able. Let them develop and realize their own leadership potential.

Reformation

This is in reaction to the comment of Ma. Rhona Dela Cruz

Yes, SK should not be subjected to abolition but rather reformation...reformation of its organization in order to ensure the sustainability of its worthwhile benefits in the society..

Sangguniang Kabataan

ABOLITION, for now. Why? Speaking for myself, I've never felt the existence of SK in our community. It's not that they’re not doing anything good but because, our house is quite far from our community or barangay. In that case, I am not aware of what is happening regarding SK. I am open to the possibilities that maybe they could help and create policies for the welfare of their fellow citizens. If that so, then it should not be abolished.

kasagutan sa katanungan ni

kasagutan sa katanungan ni Rose Ann Rogelio, para sa kin mas mabuti na rin naman ito at wala ring masama. Makakatulong pa nga ito kasi mas mabibigyan nila ng focus ang studies nila at hindi na rin sila mahihirapan. :)

Abolish

this is my reply to the comment of andrew bayot.

Abolish, in my opinion its just a waste of time, effort and government funds. I can say na wala naman talagang malaking impact na iniiwan ang mga SK sa mga brgy. and most of them pinagyayabang lang na miyembro sila ng SK.

reformation kase nakakatulong

reformation kase nakakatulong sila na maging competitive ang mga kabatan in the field of sports, gumagawa sila ng activities at dito nabubuo ang friendship and unity.

this is my reply to the comment of andrew bayot

This is a reaction

This a my reaction to the comment of Andrew Navor Bayot. I don't agree. Actually, wala naman talaga natutulong yang mga SK na yan eh. Bilang kabataan na naninirahan sa isang barangay hindi ko sila nararamdaman.. Effortless kumbaga. Much better if they focus to their studies, than doing those such things to waste money and time. And there's a lot of higher officials that can better do what SK's trying to do. It's better to abolish the Philippine Sangguniang Kabataan.

This is a reaction.

This a my reaction to the comment of Andrew Navor Bayot. I don't agree. Actually, wala naman talaga natutulong yang mga SK na yan eh. Bilang kabataan na naninirahan sa isang barangay hindi ko sila nararamdaman.. Effortless kumbaga. Much better if they focus to their studies, than doing those such things to waste money and time. And there's a lot of higher officials that can better do what SK's trying to do. It's better to abolish the Philippine Sangguniang Kabataan.

this is in reaction to Anidah

this is in reaction to Anidah Sayre Launte

reaction dahil hindi pa sapat ang kaalaman ng mga kabataan para mamuno sa isang lugar

this is in reaction to Anidah

this is in reaction to Anidah Sayre Launte

reaction dahil hindi pa sapat ang kaalaman ng mga kabataan para mamuno sa isang lugar

this is in to Anidah Sayre

this is in to Anidah Sayre Launte

Abolish kase ibanarin ang mga kabataan ngayun parang hindi naman talaga interesado sa pulitika.

this is in to Anidah Sayre

this is in to Anidah Sayre Launte

Abolish because sk now a days do not know what they roles are meant to be there are only wasting there time exposing them selves on nonesense things.

this is in to Anidah Sayre

this is in to Anidah Sayre Launte

Abolish because sk now a days do not know what they roles are meant to be there are only wasting there time exposing them selves on nonesense things.

this is in reaction to Anidah

this is in reaction to Anidah Sayre Launte

Abolish dahil sa tingin ko hindi pa sapat ang kaalaman ng mga kabataan para mamuno at mag silbi sa isang lugar.

this is in reaction to Anidah

this is in reaction to Anidah Sayre Launte

Abolish dahil sa tingin ko hindi pa sapat ang kaalaman ng mga kabataan para mamuno at mag silbi sa isang lugar.

Sangguniang Kabataan

This is in reaction to the comment of Ms. Louise Ina F. Aquino.

I actually agree on your point because, I also don't feel the presence of SK in our community. But, I believe that they are contributing something for the community because, i do have a friend who's been very busy and dedicated to SK.

Sangguniang Kabataan

This is in reaction to the comment of MS. Louise Ina F. Aquino.

Ako ay naniniwala at naiintindihan ko ang iyong panig sapagkat, hindi lahat ay kasama o may kaalaman sa SK. Pero kung ako ay iyong tatanungin, naniniwala ako na hindi dapat iabolish ang SK. Sa komunidad ay ramdam ko at nakikita ko ang kanilang pagtitiyaga sa paggawa ng makakabuti sa aming barangay. hindi man sapat ang kanilang kaalaman ngunit, binibigay naman nila ang lahat ng kanilang makakaya para makapaglingkod ng tapat.

Sangguniang Kabataan

This is in reaction to the comment of Ms. Louise Ina F. Aquino

Well, as my age, i believe that SK play not that so important part in a community. That's because, the member of the barangay are the ones who are much capable and has the ability to handle the community well, neither your a teen nor an old age.

arvilyn lavapiez

reformation kasi gaya nga ng nasabi ng iba., tanging ang kabataan lamang ang makakatulong sa ating bansa.. i go for reformation talaga..

arvilyn lavapiez

reformation kasi gaya nga ng nasabi ng iba., tanging ang kabataan lamang ang makakatulong sa ating bansa.. i go for reformation talaga..

I Agree .. Kasi Po Mas

I Agree .. Kasi Po Mas Na-IimProve Pa Po Namin Dun Yung Magiging Istudyante Namin .. Hindi Naman Po Porket .. Mga Istudyante Lang Po Kami Ehh .. Wala Na Po Kaming Paki Alam Kung Anong Nang Yayari Sa Paligid O Barangay Namin .. Kasi Po Kung Hindi Po Kami Mangingiilam O Hindi Po Kami Tutulong .. Mas Maaapektuhan Po Yung Pag AaraL Namin ..
Pati Mas Maganda Po Kung Tulong Tulong Po Tayo .. Kasi Mas Uunlad Po Dun Yung Barangay O Pwede Rin Pong Bansa Natin ..

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