The National Youth Commission rallies the youth to go out and vote for barangay and SK candidates who deserve to be elected.

Earlier, the COMELEC, DILG and the NYC published a checklist of attributes that a barangay or an SK official must have to be at par with the standards set forth for the synchronized barangay and SK elections.

Among these attributes are: MATINO or someone who has no involvement in corrupt practices nor has been accused of any irregularity; MAHUSAY or someone with competencies and skills in leadership, planning and resource generation; and MAAASAHAN r someone who is dependable, accessible and available when needed.

“We call on the youth voters to participate and give importance to this electoral exercise by voting for the right candidates who can create positive changes in the local communities, NYC OIC Chairman Ronald Cardema said.

The SK candidates who will be elected must undergo the mandatory training as required by the provisions of the Sangguniang Kabataan Act of 2015 ( RA 10742) before they can take their oath of office.

Included in the SK Mandatory Training (SKMT) is an orientation about SK duties and responsibilities, code of conduct and ethical standards for public officials, youth development planning, and other important matters that the SK officials must know to further enhance their capabilities and to efficiently perform their tasks.

“Let us seize the moment. If we all want changes to happen in the youth sector, then this is our chance. Vote wisely,” Cardema ended.