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Performance of Sangguniang Kabataan Officials As Mandated By the Local Government Code of 1991

Alyssa Clarizze E. Malaluan, Jovel C. Baja, Gilbert G. Carandang, Justin T. Vergara Dr. Ma. Rosario Tamayo

Journal Title:Asia Pacific Journal of Education, Arts and Sciences
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This paper assessed the performance of SK officials based on the mandated duties provided by the Local Government Code (LGC) of 1991 and the perception of the Lyceum Community on the issue of SK abolition. Two hundred (200) members, composed of the students, faculty members and administrative personnel of the community, who were randomly chosen, served as the respondents. The descriptive method was used to attain the objectives. The results showed that the Sangguniang Kabataan has been able to perform their mandated duties and responsibilities by the LGC being rated as Good. Moreover, it can be drawn that although there are defects, the respondents still believe that reformation, not abolition would correct SK failures and shortcomings. From the results, there are recommendations that have been formulated. First, the government, specifically the DILG, may review the provisions of RA 7160 implementing the duties and functions mandated to the SK. Second, the DILG may also evaluate the performance of the SK officials based on their annual and end-of-term reports. Third, the SK officials may improve or strengthen the duty to conduct an annual activity known as the Linggo ng Kabataan through the collaboration of the Sangguniang Bayan/Panlungsod and the Barangay. Future researchers may conduct similar study using different variables.

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