Following the 2018 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Elections held on May 14, 2018 and the successful conduct of the SK Mandatory Training on May 20-26, 2018 at Amancio Farm Hotel, Cordon, Isabela, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Quirino Provincial Office as well as the DILG Municipal Field Offices facilitated the two-day SK Pederasyon Orientation and Election in accordance to Republic Act 10742 otherwise known as the SK Reform Act of 2015 and pursuant to DILG Memorandum Circular Nos. 2018-07 and 2018-64.
Schedules of orientation and election of the six (6) SK Pambayang Pederasyon Chapters in Quirino are as follows: Diffun – May 24-25, 2018; Cabarroguis and Saguday – May 26-27, 2018; and Aglipay, Maddela and Nagtipunan – May 28-29, 2018. On June 7-8, 2018, the SK Panlalawigang Pederasyon Orientation and Election was conducted at DISADECO, Andres Bonifacio, Diffun, Quirino.
The first day of the activity focused on the discussion of the Legal Bases of SK Pederasyon, Powers and Functions of the SK Pederasyon, Roles and Responsibilities of the SK Pederasyon Officers, Internal Rules of Procedure of the SK Pederasyon and SK Pederasyon Election Policies. The “Bantay-Kaagapay”, an inclusive and comprehensive program aimed to prevent and deter graft and corruption in the LGUs, was also introduced to the SK Officials.
On the second day, the election of officers took place wherein the SK Participants nominated from among themselves the Chairperson and Members of the Election Committee who facilitated the nomination process, voting procedures, appreciation and counting of votes casted and proclamation of winners from the position of the President down to Sergeant-at-Arms. These were executed in the presence of the Board of Election Supervisors (BES) composed of the DILG Officer, COMELEC Supervisor and Secretary to the Sanggunian and the Panel of Observers composed of the PNP Provincial Director/Chief of Police, representative from the academe and CSO representative.
The oath of office was administered by the Governor for the duly elected SK Panlalawigang Pederasyon Officers and the Mayors for the duly elected SK Pambayang Pederasyon Officers.
Further, DILG-Quirino, in partnership with the Quirino State University (QSU), conducted an SK Special Mandatory Training on June 23, 2018 to cater to SK Officials of the Province who were not able to attend the regular training.
LGOO II Blessing Grace G. Sagun