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Lodi ng kabataan: Bistek empowers youth during first development council meet

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Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista led the first-ever Quezon City Youth Development Council (QCYDC) organizational meeting aimed at empowering the youth to contribute in nation-building.

More than 50 youth leaders attended the meeting held in Barangay Ugong Norte recently.

Bautista said the QCYDC is the first local youth development council convened and activated in Metro Manila.

“The QCYDC will assist in the planning and execution of projects and programs of the Sangguniang Kabataan [Youth Council],” the politiko said, who himself a national and local leader in his youth.

Nineteen youth leaders of the QCYDC took their oath before Bautista as new members of the council.

The QCYDC is composed of 21 members including the City SK Federation president and vice president as well as 19 representatives of youth organizations whose advocacy includes active citizenship, economic empowerment, education, environment, governance, health, peace building and security and social inclusion and equality.

Under Republic Act 10742 or the Sangguniang Kabataan Reform Act of 2015, the Local Youth Development Council will serve as the core of the advocacy on youth participation in nation-building and youth empowerment.