PGMA to attend SK National Congress in Olongapo-Subic
SUBIC BAY, Olongapo (PND) – President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will be the guest of honor and speaker in the 2009 Sanggunian Kabataan (SK) National Congress being held at the Subic Bay Exhibition and Convention Center.
At that Congress, the Chief Executive is expected to underscore the importance of the Sanggunian Kabataan in achieving the government’s programs and projects.
President Arroyo government has always enlisted the participation of the youth in the Philippine Reform Agenda, which focuses on economy, education and environment.
Noting that people under 30 make up more than half of the population, the President said the youth sector is indispensable in the fight against climate change and in the preservation and protection of the environment.
Aside from President Arroyo, other government officials expected to attend the event are Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro, Interior and Local Government Secretary Ronaldo Puno, Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office Chairman Sergio Osmena-Valencia and Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation Chairman Ephraim Genuino.
SK is the barangay’s youth legislature. It initiates policies, programs and projects for the youth.