Leyte dad is one of RP's 8 Champions of the Youth
Tacloban City (November 23) -- Senior Board Member Carlo P. Loreto of the Leyte Provincial Board, is among this year's eight outstanding legislators for youth development.
The Kampeon ng Kabataan Award, a project of the National Youth Commission was presented during the recently held National Youth Summit at Tagaytay City. The award seeks to recognize local legislators who painstakingly devoted their time and effort in drafting, filing and sponsoring legislations to propagate youth rights and welfare at the local level as well as to enhance youth development.
The Kampeon ng Kabataan awards also aims to create a national databank of legislations for youth development; and to disseminate outstanding legislations for youth development to all provinces and cities for replication.
The award is National Youth Commission's tribute to the indefatigable men and women in the local government units who braved the undercurrents of mediocrity to make a difference.
Board Member Loreto was cited for being the author of the Leyte ordinance creating the Comprehensive Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship Program which ensures that every youth in the province of Leyte will avail of the right to learn skills and engage in productive undertaking regardless of their economic situation.
Board Member Loreto was among the 130 nominees from all over the country. His ordinance had the most impact and relevance to the needs and challenges of the times, according to former National Youth Commissioner Aries Goyena who was one of the judges for the Search.
Board Member Loreto, who is a lawyer by profession, is recognized as among the most prolific and productive provincial legislators. He is currently serving his second three-year term as number one board member of Leyte. He was first elected board member last 2004.
The other awardees for 2008 were Board Member Jomar Buyucan of Ifugao; Vice Mayor Tomas Ilao of Tiaong, Quezon; City Councilor Betty Lourdes Tabanda of Baguio City; Councilor Peve Ligan of Sta. Catalina, Negros Oriental; Councilor Nathaniel Binlod of Carmen, Bohol; City Councilor Ma. Charo Dichoso of Sorsogon City; and Councilor Joan Kristine Tabernilla of Daet, Camarines, Norte. (PIA 8) [top]