The National Youth Commission (NYC) on Tuesday reminded the winners of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections that they need to undergo mandatory training before they could their respective posts.
“Paalala lang namin sa Sangguniang Kabataan, hindi kayo makaka-assume agad bilang SK officials kapag hindi kay magundergo ng SK mandatory training,” NYC officer-in-charge Ronald Cardema said at a press conference.
“It is prescribed by the law, by the SK reform act. Hindi pwedeng naiboto na kayo eh okay na,” he added.
Cardema said SK winners may start visiting Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) offices in their areas on Wednesday, May 16, to schedule their training.
“Kailangan malaman niyo ang gagawin niyo for the next two years. Mag-report kayo starting tomorrow sa inyong mga DILG offices sa inyong bayan at nandoon ang schedule,” Cardema said.
“Kailangan matapos niyo ‘yan bago kayo magassume as SK official,” he added.
Synchronized nationwide voting took place on May 14 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has said there had been no reports of election failure in the said barangay and SK polls. —NB, GMA News