By Emmanuel Solis
LEGAZPI CITY – Members of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) here have joined the city government’s efforts in providing livelihood assistance to poor local families who affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Mae Ling Teh, SK federation chairman of the Legazpi City chapter said her office has distributed vegetable seedlings such as okra, kangkong and other planting materials to barangay SK chairmen who want to engage in communal and backyard gardening in their areas.
“We are doing this seedling distribution so that they could grow vegetables and other edible plants that could help augment their food needs,” Teh, who is also an ex-officio city councilor, said.
She said the SK Legazpi City chapter has also distributed relief items that included canned goods, personal hygiene kits, rice and noodles to municipalities heavily affected by typhoons last year.
Before joining the city government’s livelihood activities, Teh said she authored City Ordinance No. 15-0001-2021 that declared the second week of August as “Linggo ng Kabataan” or youth week.
“The ordinance is part of the support to the implementation of RA 10742 otherwise known as the SK Reform Act of 2015 which provides that every local government shall conduct an annual activity to be known as ‘Linggo ng Kabataan’ on the week where the 12th day of August coincides with the International Youth Day,” she shared.
Teh said the Legazpi City government recognizes the vital role of the youth in nation building and encourages their involvement in community affairs that can enhance their physical, moral, spiritual intellectual and social wellbeing.
She said her measure aims “to inculcate love of country, discipline, civic mindedness, unity, courage, respect for the rights of others, sportsmanship and quest for excellence” among the youth. (PNA)