“ay taimtim na nanunumpa na tutuparin nang buong husay at katapatan, sa abot ng aking kakayahan ang mga tungkulin ng aking kasulukuyang katungkulan…na susundin ko ang mga batas, mga kautusang legal, at mga dekretong pinaiiral ng mga sadyang itinakdang may kapangyarihan ng republika ng Pilipinas, at kusa kong babalikatin ang pananagutang ito, nang walang ano mang pasubali o hangaring umiwas”
After eight years since the last Sangguniang Kabataan Election, these words from the Oath of Office were once again recited by the newly elected SK Pederasyon Officers as they took their oath, yesterday, June 7, 2018 at Governor’s office conference room.
Leading the new set of provincial SK federation leaders is Camille Qua from the town of San Andres who ran unopposed as president.
“Honestly po nape-pressure ako. Yakabahan ako kung anong magiging outcome,” said Qua.
Despite the pressure, the newly elected SK Pedrasyon president who will sit as an ex-officio member of the Sangguniang Bayan of San Andres and the Sanguaniang Panlalawigan knows that she has to make the most out of their two-year term.
Qua is advocating education and livelihood programs for the out-of-school youth. The 18-year-old freshman nursing student took inspiration from her experiences back in high school at San Andres Vocational School.
“Puon Junior High hanggang senior high, kadakol akong classmate na ga-stop, dai na gapatuloy ta may problem financially o dai na kaya, duman ako na-inspire,” Qua Added.
Qua also gave a message to the cynics and doubters of the youth leaders of the province saying, “Huwag muna sinda magjudge. Ta dai pa po kami gapuon, hilingon muna ninda su magigibo mi in two years.”
“Uya po kami ngunyan, handang mag-serve, kung ano man ang concern ninda free po kamo na i-approach kami. Gahagad man kami nin suporta nindo, and tiwala na ang SK ngunyan magiging bago,” Qua added.
Meanwhile, Faye Louise T. Pastor, SK president of Virac was elected as SK Pederasyon Vice President.
The daughter of Regional Director of DILG Region V, Elouisa T. Pastor, urged the youth to be a model to one another.
“Ipatuloy ta ang matino, mahusay at maaasahan na pagiging ehemplo sa kada saro”, the Virac SK leader added.
They will be serving for only two years, instead of the 3 years mandated by law. This is because Republic Act 10952, which reset the village and youth council polls to May 2018, also scheduled the next elections for May 2020. After this, the polls would be every 3 years again.
Here are the complete names of the SK Pederasyon Officers:
President: Camille D. Qua (San Andres)
Vice President: Faye Louise T. Pastor (Virac)
Secretary: Mark Justin B. Fernandez (Bagamanoc)
Treasurer: Delfin T. De Leon III (Caramoran)
Auditor: Charisse Mae C. De Mesa (Bato)
Public Relations Officer: Imee A. Soledad (Baras)
Sergeant at Arms: Jude Cedric T. Pagal (Pandan);
Maria Kristel S. Aquino (Panganiban)
Board of Election Committee: Julius Eli. O. Ermino (Viga);
John Joseph P. Tabirao (San Miguel);
Janssen Paul L. Tayam (Gigmoto)
In his short message, Governor Joseph C. Cua promised to support the new set officers, and he placed his full trust to them whom he called as the hope of the province.
The officers took their oath of office with Governor Joseph C. Cua as the Oath officer, June 7, 2018. They will start their two year-public service effective noon of June 30, 2018.
-G.O. Information Unit