Today in our economy there are some sorts of discussion about the law postponing SK elections. SK or “Sangguniang kabataan” was considered as a youth council in every barangay. According to reliable sources, the council represented teenagers from 15 to 17 years old who have resided in their barangay for at least six months and registered to vote. It was the local youth legislature in the village and therefore led the local youth program and projects of the government. The Sangguniang Kabataan was 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 SK developed out of the Kabataang Barangay, established during martial law by President Ferdinand Marcos. Marcos established the KB in 1975 to give youth a chance to be involved in community affairs and to provide the government means to inform youth of the government’s development efforts. His daughter Imee Marcos was chairman.
Voting in this country is very essential. We, as the citizen of this country are obliged to choose and elect candidate in their significant position. In response to an issue about President Aquino signs law postponing SK elections, for me it is upright. SK should be stopped for the reason that many people are against to it due to an early age their exposing the youngsters to the politics.
The government official should bring back the kabataang barangay as volunteers where the volunteers actually do public service like cleaning up irrigation canals and planting trees surrounding on every empty lot for the consumption of the whole barangay. By deed of Volunteerism at an early age can benefit them breeds’ patriotism and not like a seed bed for the next generation of scammers.
by: Sharmaine Lorido