Welcome to NYC!

The NYC is a national government agency attached to the Office of the President. As part of efforts to reposition the NYC as the “Voice and Advocate of Youth”, a new agency logo was launched in 2012. The new NYC logo took on blue as the dominant color to project a more youthful and vibrant outlook. Still highlighted at the center is the letter “Y” to represent the Filipino youth, with an outstretched part appearing like a hand that represents the “willingness of youth to take the lead, to volunteer, to participate, and be part of the solution”. This change reaffirms and renews the Commission’s resolve to promote youth development at the national, regional, and local levels.

NYC’s Policy Advocacy


Youth participation in disaster risk reduction and management councils

Since Republic Act (RA) No. 8044 mandates and designates the NYC as the national youth arm, its presence in the NDRRMC will ensure that all knowledge materials will also be seen through the lens of the youth. Its network of youth organizations will also be able to receive information, thus prompting them to act efficiently and effectively during disasters.

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Increased accessibility and availability of youth in agriculture programs and services.

Noting the 16-Point Agenda of the current administration that recognizes “farms and rural enterprises as vital to achieving food security and more equitable economic growth, worthy of re-investment to sustained productivity,” 2012-2016 Philippine Youth Development Plan (PYDP) seeks involvement of the youth in agriculture and ensures their contribution to development.


Sangguniang Kabataan Reform / Local Youth Development and Empowerment Act

The Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) has been considered as a unique and genuine system of youth participation worldwide. However, the SK as an institution has been challenged by several allegations of corruption and inefficient governance.

Together with government and nongovernment agencies, internat …


Philippine Youth Development Plan

The 2011-2016 Philippine Youth Development Plan (PYDP) is a product of desk reviews and series of consultations on young Filipino’s issues and concerns with representatives of youth and youth serving organizations. The youth’s perception on issues, (outlined in Youth Attributes, Participation and Service Providers’ or YAPS), that affect them have served as important inputs in crafting the MTYDP.

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Call for Applications: 1st ASEAN-China Youth Summer Camp

IMPORTANT REMINDERS AND DISCLAIMER: Read the instructions carefully before asking questions. The National Youth Commission received the official communication about the program from the Office of ASEAN Affairs, Department of Foreign Affairs on June 8,...

ANNOUNCEMENT “Hiring of GIP Trainees” (for batch of July – September 2016)

The acceptance of application for Government Internship Program (GIP) will start on June 06, 2016 until June 10, 2016. The applicants must be 18 – 25 years old and should not...


The National Youth Commission urged the concerned authorities to conduct a full investigation on the cause of death of at least five young people during a public concert held at...

Call for Applications: 2016 Philippine-Korea Youth Exchange Program

The National Youth Commission in partnership with the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family of the Republic of Korea (ROK) opens the application to the 2016 Philippine-Korea Youth Exchange Program...

Dingdong Dantes: ‘Paris Agreement signing on Earth Day is Filipino Youth’s Success’

There’s another reason to celebrate this year’s Earth Day. Today, April 22, the ceremonial signing of the landmark Paris Agreement will be held in New York. “We are in unity with...

TAYO 14 Continues to Seek for Meaningful Change

The premier awards-giving body for Filipino youth organizations, Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations Awards Foundation, Inc. in partnership with the Office of Senator Bam Aquino and the National Youth Commission, with...

Call for Entries: Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition

The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Executive Team thru the Department of Foreign Affairs, opens the worldwide call for entries to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition. The online program, organized by the...

Next administration should focus on making country drug-free, says youth groups

With illegal drugs becoming a growing problem in the country, the National Youth Commission (NYC) urged candidates for the highest offices in the country to prioritize programs to make the...

Aklan to host Regional Youth Advisory Council Confab on March 30-April 1

More 200 youth development focal persons are set to attend the 2nd Regional Youth Advisory Council (RYAC) National Convention in Aklan today until April 1. The youth focal persons, composed of...

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Our Programs

Youth Organization Registration Program (YORP), Technical Assistance to Youth Organizations

campaign for the registration of youth organizations (Section 10m of RA 8044); aside from the database and direct link-up also, the mandated function also includes capacity-building and monitoring as part of the reformulated framework of implementation

42nd Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program (SSEAYP)

Coordination of Other International Exchange Programs

administration and coordination of exchange programs (section 10h of RA 8044) to ensure youth participation in various functional cooperation events; post event participation involves feedback or transfer of knowledge/technology gained from the exchange program

Government Internship Program (GIP)

a program to address employability of young people through a 3-month internship; also provides stipend during internship as provided in Executive Order No. 139 (series of 1993)

Annual Search for the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO)

conduct of a nationwide search and recognition of outstanding projects by youth organizations; promotes youth participation by providing inspiration to youth groups in undertaking meaningful engagement in the community

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Our team

Transparency Seal

National Budget Circular 542, issued by the Department of Budget and Management on August 29, 2012, reiterates compliance with Section 93 of the General Appropriations Act of FY2012. Section 93 is the Transparency Seal provision, to wit:

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