What is the SK?

Sangguniang Kabataan

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The Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) (Youth Council) is the governing body of the youth residing in a barangay. Each barangay in the Philippines is mandated by law to have its own chapter of the Katipunan ng Kabataan, an assembly consisting of duly registered residents of the barangay who are not younger than fifteen (15) years old and not more than eighteen (18) years of age, which is supposed to meet four times a year. The members of the Katipunan elect from among themselves their officers who comprise the Sangguniang Kabataan. 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 is the youth legislature in every local village or community. It also initiates policies, programs and projects for the development of youth in their respective political territories. The Chairman of the Sangguniang Kabataan acts as the Chief Executive of the Sanggunian (Council) while the Kagawads (Councilors) together with the Chairman serve 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.

The Chairman automatically sits in the Sangguniang Barangay (Barangay Council) as ex-officio member. He or she automatically gets the chairmanship of the Committee on Youth and Sports, one of the standing committees in the village council. Every Sangguniang Kabataan is then federated into municipal and city federations, then city and municipal federations are federated into a provincial federation.

Under Secton 426 of the Local Government Code, as amended, the Sangguniang Kabataan shall: (i) promulgate resolutions necessary to carry out the objectives of the youth in the Barangay in accordance with the applicable provisions of the law; (ii) initiate programs designed to enhance the social, political, economic, cultural, intellectual, moral, spiritual, and physical development of the members; (iii) hold fund-raising activities, the proceeds of which shall be tax-exempt and shall accrue to the general fund of the Sangguniang Kabataan,: provided, however, that in the appropriation thereof, the specific purpose for which such activity has been held shall be first satisfied; (iv) create such bodies or committees as it may deem necessary to effectively carry out its programs and activities; (v) submit annual and end-of-term reports to the Sangguniang Barangay on their projects and activities for the survival and development of the youth in the Barangay; (vi) consult and coordinate with all youth organizations in the Barangay for policy formulation and program implementation; (vii) coordinate with the appropriate national agency for the implementation of youth development projects and programs at the national level; and (viii) exercise such other powers and perform such other duties and functions as the Sangguniang Barangay may determine or prescribe.


Sangguniang Kabataan of Concepcion Dos:

*About the people in the council:

*Last updated April 20, 2008

*The official website of the Sangguniang Kabataan of Barangay Concepcion Dos, Marikina City.


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