Youth party-list condemns NYC chair over ‘shameless’ act 

A YOUTH party-list on Monday condemned National Youth Commission (NYC) Chair Ronald Gian L. Cardema for gatecrashing a forum attended by their representative.   “The Kabataan Party-list condemns the shameless disrespecting by Chair Ronald Cardema during the Pandesal Forum of Kamuning Bakery where Rep. (Raoul Danniel A. Manuel) was the primary guest,” the group said in […]

House panel OK’s substitute bill for village, youth council election postponement 

A SUBSTITUTE bill postponing the December 2022 village and youth council elections to 2023 has been approved by the House Committee on Suffrage and Electoral Reforms.   “Through series of approved motions in the last meeting, we agreed as a committee to craft a substitute bill, consolidating more than thirty bills filed,” Mountain Province Rep. Maximo […]

USAID forges new partnerships with Bohol youth, civil society

UNITED States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Mission Director Rebekah Eubanks led the launch of new partnerships for youth empowerment, civil society engagement and health during a visit to Bohol from July 25 to 27, 2022.Deputy Mission Director Eubanks also met with local government officials to discuss key issues such as economic recovery, good […]

PBF grassroots development program to produce champions like Merwin Tan

THE Philippine Bowling Federation (PBF) is investing on its grassroots development program to produce future champions just like Merwin Matthieu Tan, a double-gold medal winner in the 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Hanoi, Vietnam. “(Mr.) Merwin is a product of our youth program,” said national team coach Biboy Rivera during Thursday’s People, Sports, Conversations […]

Upskilling program targets first batch of 1,000

THE Philippine Business for Education (PBEd) and Citi Foundation said they have entered into a partnership that will admit 1,000 young people to an 18-month upskilling program. The JobsNext program seeks to enhance employability by offering training in artificial intelligence, engineering, cloud computing, and content production. The target is to train two residents per local […]

Laurente’s streak continues

FORMER amateur standout Criztian Pitt Laurent continues his unbeaten streak in the pro ranks after an impressive fifth round knockout finish of journeyman Ernie Sanchez on Oct. 23, 2021 in General Santos City. The 21-year-old Laurente targeted Sanchez’s body and hurt him on numerous occasions. But in the fifth round, Laurente landed a bone-crushing right […]

Time to Act: Promoting Women and Youth Leadership for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

by Erick Thohir and Sharon Florencia JAKARTA, Oct 13, 2021 – (ACN Newswire) – COVID-19 has had a significant impact on people’s lives, how businesses and economies operate, and the global sustainability agenda. Nevertheless, the current conditions will provide an unprecedented opportunity to build a better world by implementing more sustainable policies and actions. In addressing these, the G20 […]

Youth groups press for extended voters registration period 

SEVERAL YOUTH groups are submitting on Tuesday a petition for an extension of the voter registration period despite an Aug. 18 decision by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) rejecting such calls, citing timeline constraints and health protocols.   More than 60 youth and student organizations signed the petition, led by Akbayan Youth, First Time Voters’ Network, and the Center for Youth […]