Archive for January, 2012
Commissioner Tingson, who heads this year’s NYP National Organizing Committee, said that this gathering is the perfect platform for all Filipino youth to get proactive, “Ito na ang pagkakataon n’yo na makibahagi sa isa sa pinaka-importanteng proyektong pangkabataan ng pamahalaan kung saan ang boses ng natin ay maririnig sa paggawa ng mga policy recommendations para maging batas o polisiya. If you want change in the government – in our society – this is a great place to start. Ang Kabataang Filipino mula sa lahat ng rehiyon at sektor ay inaanyayahan ng NYC na sumali at makilahok.”
The Commission is also revamping the conduct of the parliament, making it more inclusive and youth-friendly. “We’ll do away with cosmetics like formal clothing and focus on the substance. You can show up in your jeans and rock star shirt, as long as active participation and involvement is there,” said Commissioner Gio.
Started in 1996, the NYP is slated to be held on the 1st week of May 2012. An estimate of two hundred (200) youth leaders representing different sectors and regions are expected to participate in this event.
Download the application forms at the NYC website (www.nyc.gov.ph) or get it from your nearest NYC area office. Following are the qualifications of NYP 9 applicants:
● Filipino citizen, aged 15 – 30 years old as of February 29, 2012
● Residing at the place of representation for at least six (6) months at the time of submission
● Must be a member of an organization
● Of good moral character
● Can contribute to the objectives of the 9th National Youth Parliament
Deadline of sending of application is February 29, 2012. The NYC reminds that previous NYP delegates are no longer qualified to participate. Other details and requirements are posted on the NYP 9 application form, the NYC website and the NYC Facebook account. For more information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (02) 416-2833, 416-3415, 413-5503 or 416-3570.
On January 19 and 20, 2012 at the SP Session Hall, the City Nutrition Committee would have met for the City Nutrition Planning Workshop for 2012 as initiated by City Nutrition Action Officer Ms. Herminia Cabral and Sangguniang Panlungsod Committee Chair on Health City Councilor Hon. Stephany Uy-Tan.
Members of the said committee are representatives from the academe, as well as from other national and local offices such as the Department of Interior and Local Government, City Planning and Development Office, City Treasurer, City Accounting, City Budget, City Engineering, City Social Welfare and Development Office, City Agriculture, City Health and from the Liga nga mga Barangay.
City Mayor Coefredo “Tekwa” Uy leads the celebration in anticipation of the Chinese New Year on January 23, 2012 through the performance of Delta Lion Dance Group of Tacloban City.
Kung Hei Fat Choi! 🙂
The National Youth Commission invites youth and youth-serving organizations all over the Philippines to register with the Commission’s Youth Organizations’ Registration Program. The YORP is the agency’s mechanism to establish a youth network in the country. “Lahat ng youth organizations sa buong bansa ay pwedeng magpa-register. Whether kayo ay national org, community-based, school-based, religious, out-of-school youth org, young professionals org, or youth with special needs org, lahat po ay pwedeng sumali,” says Commissioner Erwin Chua Andaya, who heads the YORP Program.
Commissioner Andaya says this is also the best time to link up with NYC as the YORP Policy on Registration has recently been revised to facilitate easier registration for youth organizations. “Konti na lang ang requirements para makapag-register sa YORP. Importante diyan, dapat kayo ay may at least 15 members na may edad 15-30 years old. Kailangan nyo lang i-submit sa amin ay registration form, directory of officers and members, and certification or endorsement ng school, baranggay, or simbahan,” says Commissioner Andaya.
While it is not a requirement to register with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Commissioner Andaya still encourages youth organizations to apply for a registration, “Importante din ang SEC Registration to gain the benefits and advantages of having a separate juridical personality,” Commissioner Andaya adds.
Through this nationwide registration of youth and youth-serving organizations, the Commission hopes to build linkages with the youth and facilitate a more active participation in its programs. “Kung registered kayo with NYC, mas madali kayong matutulungan ng agency sa trainings or workshops na kailangan ng inyong org para lumago at mas makatulong pa sa inyong community,” adds Commissioner Andaya.
To know more about the program and the requirements for registration (YORP and SEC) log on to www.nyc.gov.ph or call the Regional Youth Development Division at 781-2372 and look for Ms. Elsa Ledesma-Magdaleno.
The NYC was created in 1995 pursuant to RA 8044 otherwise known as the “Youth in Nation-Building Act”, as the policy-making, coordinating body of all youth-related institutions, programs, projects, and activities of the government. It is an attached agency of the President of the Philippines.