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Valencia City Local Youth Development Office Conducts 1st Valencia City Youth Forum

RA 10742, also known as the SK Reform Law, encouraged LGUs to improve and broaden youth empowerment through the creation of the Local Youth Development Office and Council.

The Valencia City Local Youth Development Office conducted the 1st Valencia City Youth Forum last May 7, 2017 (Sunday), from 8:00 am to 12:00nn at CAP Building, Valencia City attended by 25 different organization presidents within the City of Valencia.

With the efforts of LGU Valencia to support the youth in nation building, the following topics were discussed:

  1. Update the current guidelines of DILG, National Youth Commission (NYC), Local Youth Development Office (LYDO);
  2. Youth Organization Accreditation in the Local Government Unit and to the National Agencies; and
  3. The upcoming activities intended for the youth.

The objectives of the forum are the following:

  1. To develop mutual understanding and cooperation among youth organizations.
  2. To share the concept and practice of trust, unity and acknowledging the importance of youth in Valencia.
  3. To increase the participation of young men and women in decision-making, development and civic participation.

The following are the different youth organizations present in the city:

SCHOOL YOUTH SECTOR

  • Interact Club of VNHS
  • Federation of Public High Schools
  • Alternative Learning System (ALS)

FAITH BASED

  • Pillars Campus Ministry
  • Alliance Youth Philippines
  • Youth for Christ

SPECIAL ADVOCACY

  • United Gay Assoc. of Valencia
  • 4H Club
  • PYAP Valencia
  • Miss Valencia Society

CULTURAL IDENTITY

  • Indigenous People Youth
  • Valencia City Muslim Youth

COMMUNITY BASED

  • NMR Productions Incorporated
  • KAANAK Incorporated
  • Black Orchid Texter Clan
  • Rotaract Club of Metro Valencia
  • Brgy. Poblacion Youth Development Task Force
  • GK-PilipinasNatin Youth
  • Wetsocks Skate Crew
  • New Builders Attraction Group Society
  • United Youth Community of the Phil. Inc.
  • Gem's Squad Talents
  • AURA Youth Organization
  • Rhy-Mox Productions
  • Brgy. Batangan Youth Task Force

The Local Youth Development Office desires to improveits ability to serve the people of Valencia especially the youth. It ensures that all programs will be properly implemented. Its partner, the LGU has continuously helping the youth to meet the challenges in todays’ time. The Local Youth Development Office is very proud of where they are today and looking forward to create future leaders with patriotism and drive for development.

(Francis A. Belisario, City Youth Development Officer) KDJ