By Joey Natividad
NAGA CITY (BicolToday.com/09-May-2012) – Twenty-five (25) resolutions or policy proposals were crafted by 170 youth delegates in the National Youth Parliament held in this city which ended Sunday (May 6), after intense deliberation that started on May 3.
Among the important resolutions were the creation of health desks and employment desks in local government units (lgus) to serve the needs of the youth. The employment desk shall give specific attention to youths who are fresh graduates and seeking employment.
According to Pol Maleniza ll, National Youth Commission (NYC) executive director and chief operating officer, the resolutions shall be forwarded to the NYC, and in turn, NYC shall recommend the resolutions or policy proposals to Malacañang, Congress, Senate, and concerned government agencies and local government units.
Maleniza said the resolutions will be forwarded to various Congressional and Senate Committees for study by law-makers, and hopefully be incorporated into laws to address concerns affecting the country’s youth and other pressing issues.
Policy makers in Malacañang can study and adopt some of the resolutions forwarded by youth delegates in the recently-concluded youth parliament.
Eleven (11) Bicol youth leaders are among the 170 delegates who attended the recently concluded National Youth Parliament.
The 11 youth delegates who represented the Bicol Region are: Jeross Romano Aguilar; Ronnel Joseph Tracena Competente; Jackie John Borbe Corral; Christine Carol Baloro Falabi; Maria Vianney Librando Legacion; Paul Francis Nacional Legarde; Carena Caldona Marte; Ludel Maiello Facistol Mier; Janellee Escanilla Pura; Danilo Cortes Roquid Jr.; and Patrixia Sherly de Lumban Santos.
Anchored on the theme, “Revolutionizing Youth Development”, the youth parliament was designed to gather youth leaders and to empower them to have a stake in innovating solutions to pressing issues.
Before the start of the youth parliament, NYC Commissioner Gio Tingzon, organizer of the event, said the youth leaders will craft policy proposals on education, health, employment and entrepreneurship, environment and climate change adaptation, and youth participation in civil society. [BicolToday.com]
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