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‘Di na aasa kay mayor! Vico Sotto backs passage of SK reform bill

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Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto has thrown his support behind the passage of a bill that will provide monthly pay to Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officials.

Sotto shared on Instagram Stories a screenshot of a Pasig SK official welcoming the Senate’s passage of Senate Bill 2124 or the proposed SK Reform Act.

The mayor wrote: “Tama ito. 1. Para hindi abonado ang mga SK kagawad.”

Sotto said giving a monthly pay to SK officials will help promote their independence from local officials.

“2. Para hindi naka-asa sa mayor/kapitan. Dapat may automatic na allowance ang SK at walang discretion ang mayor/kapitan—nang sa gayon at mas malaya sila at hindi natin tinuturuan ang mga abataang lider ng patronage politics,” he said.

The counterpart of SB 2124 at the House of Representatives is still pending at the committee level.