NYP seen to advance youth sector issues better
by Rey Anthony Chiu
Tagbilaran City (24 October) -- DURING the ongoing National Youth Parliament (NYP) which opened yesterday at the posh Bohol Tropics Resort, National Chairman Richard Alvin Nalupta is confident that the 6th NYP would pave a more responsive society to the needs of the youth.
At the opening rites yesterday where 226 youth from across the country convened in their regional costumes at the rites, Nalupta shared to the youth delegates of the parliament the National Framework for Youth Development: a medium term youth development plan as a policy document.
This, Nalupta said is set in a time where the prospects still remain bright despite enormous youth and social problems in the country.
The NYP is convened as a venue where the 28.5M youth sector can actively participate in molding even more responsive legislation through their influencing policy directions of the youth sector in gatherings done every two years, said Boholano National Youth Commissioner Benjie Oliva, in a casual talk after the rites.
Waving the voice of the youth sector which have been often left out with the booming voice of their sectors, the National Youth Commission has institutionalized the NYP, providing capability development to youth parliamentarians eyeing advocacy and networking for youth policies and programs.
Through this, the NYP helps youth advocates to influence decision makers by creating legislation that support an environment pushing for total youth development.
Included in the topics for this 6th NYP are youth migration, information and communication technology and the cyber youth, constitutional reforms, Sangguniang Kabataan reforms, localization and Adolescent reproductive Health. (PIA) [top]