Passage of bill granting civil eligibility to SK leaders sought

February 02, 2019

SENATOR JV Ejercito is pushing for an amendment to a Sangguniang Kabataan law that would grant youth leaders Civil Service eligibility.

In his Senate Bill No. 2185, Ejercito wants changes to the Sangguniang Kabataan Reform Act of 2015 (Republic Act No. 10742), or the SK Reform law. which only gives Barangay Official Eligibility, which is equivalent to Career Service Sub-professional Eligibility to SK chapersons.

Ejercito wanted SK Kagawads included in the list of Elective Barangay Officials to be provided or granted with first level eligibility under the Civil Service Rules.

“The proposed bill seeks to grant the same, if not more fitting privilege to SK kagawads, recognizing them also as barangay elected officials,” Ejercito said.

Career Service Sub-professional Eligibility is suitable for first level positions in government or job positions, which involve clerical, trades, crafts, and custodial service.

Assistant Secretary Victor A. del Rosario, commissioner of the National Youth Commission, expressed support for the bill.

“As always, we view Sen. JV Ejercito as our ‘youth champion’ in the Senate and we thank him again, particularly for this bill that recognizes the hard work and commitment of our SK officials,” he said.