THE Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is partnering with five learning resource institutes (LRIs) in the conduct of the Mandatory Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Training in the province of Iloilo.
DILG-Iloilo Provincial Director Teodora Sumagaysay their partners are the University of San Agustin (USA), Central Philippine University (CPU), University of the Philippines-Visayas (UPV), West Visayas State University (WVSU), and Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT-U).
Sumagaysay said UPV will handle the mandatory training for SK officials from the first district of the province; CPU for the second district: WVSU for the third district; ISAT-U for the fourth district and USA for the fifth district.
The SK Provincial Management Team composed of representatives from DILG, LRIs, Provincial Local Youth Development Office, League of Municipalities of the Philippines-Iloilo Chapter and the National Youth Commission have already met as part of the preparations for the implementation of the program.
The one-day mandatory training will start May 17 until May 26. It has three modules:
-Decentralization, Local Governance, SK History and its Salient Features;
-Meetings and Resolutions, Planning and Budgeting; and
-Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Official and Employees.
Sumagaysay said SK officials are required to undergo the training program prior to their assumption of office.
Based on Section 27 of the SK Reform Act, failure to participate in the training without valid reason shall be a ground to disqualify SK officials or subject them to disciplinary actions.
DILG-Iloilo record showed that six barangays in the province have no candidates during the SK elections on Monday – Binanua-an in Guimbal, Bagumbayan in San Joaquin, Ban-ag in Sta. Barbara, Crispin Salazar North and Crispin Salazar South in Janiuay and Badiangan in Lambunao.
“There are no guidelines yet on how to fill up the positions but eventually the DILG will come out with the guidelines,” said Sumagaysay. (PIA)