Published: January 20, 2012
“We need your voice! Join us usher in change,” said NYC Commissioner Gio Tingson Thursday, marking the opening of the applications to the 9th Parliament of Youth Leaders.
With the theme, “Revolutionizing Youth Development”, the parliament aims to formulate policy recommendations to address youth issues in the country. These recommendations are then lobbied to government leaders to be considered as proposed bills and administrative policies. It is important to note that during the event, participants also get to share ideas and gain valuable insights and networks to aid them in their youth development efforts.
Commissioner Tingson, who heads this year’s NYP National Organizing Committee, said that this gathering is the perfect platform for all Filipino youth to get proactive, “Ito na ang pagkakataon n’yo na makibahagi sa isa sa pinaka-importanteng proyektong pangkabataan ng pamahalaan kung saan ang boses natin ay maririnig sa paggawa ng mga policy recommendations para maging batas o polisiya. If you want change in the government – in our society – this is a great place to start. Ang Kabataang Filipino mula sa lahat ng rehiyon at sektor ay inaanyayahan ng NYC na sumali at makilahok.”
The Commission is also revamping the conduct of the parliament, making it more inclusive and youth-friendly. “We’ll do away with cosmetics like formal clothing and focus on the substance. You can show up in your jeans and rock star shirt, as long as active participation and involvement is there,” said Commissioner Gio.
Started in 1996, the NYP is slated to be held on the 1st week of May 2012. An estimate of two hundred (200) youth leaders representing different sectors and regions are expected to participate in this event.
- Filipino citizen, aged 15 – 30 years old as of February 29, 2012
- Residing at the place of representation for at least six (6) months at the time of submission
- Must be a member of an organization
- Of good moral character
- Can contribute to the objectives of the 9th National Youth Parliament
Deadline of sending of application is February 29, 2012. The NYC reminds that previous NYP delegates are no longer qualified to participate. Other details and requirements are posted on the NYP 9 application form, the NYC website and the NYC Facebook account. For more information, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (02) 416-2833, 416-3415, 413-5503 or 416-3570.