MANILA, June 25, 2013— The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) said the Sangguniang Kabataan is now being used as an “entry point” for political dynasties.
Mincing no words, PPCRV chair Henrietta de Villa said that the country’s supposed future leaders are already being exposed to “anomalous way.”
“This is what political dynasties do now. They introduce their children in the SK and use it as basis in going after higher positions when they are of age,” De Villa said.
“That is not supposed to be. SK should be a practicing ground for authentic political leaders to emerge,” she said.
The Philippines is holding its SK elections on October 28, alongside the barangay polls.
The Commission on Elections (Comelec), for its part, is calling for a review of the law that created the youth training program.
“Maybe it is now time to re-visit the law creating the SK because of what is happening now… They should be given more responsible tasks referring to our future leaders, such as community building,” said de Villa. (CBCPNews)