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SK Reform Act soon to be a law – Robredo

Nov 19, 2015 @ 17:58

Camarines Sur 3rd District representative and vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo assured that the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Reform Act will soon be a law.

Robredo, the proposed law’s co-author, said the bill needs only the signature of President Aquino after the House of Representatives approved the bicameral conference committee report.

The lawmaker, in a PNA report, said the new law “is a giant leap to fine-tune the old system of youth governance in the country.”

One of its major provisions is the policy against political dynasty where an SK candidate must not be related to any incumbent national official or to any incumbent local official in the locality where he or she seeks to be elected.

The age of SK officials is also expanded from 18 to 24 years old, making them legally capable of entering into contracts and be held accountable and liable for their actions.

SK officials will also be required to undergo mandatory training programs before they can assume office, according to Robredo.

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