Philippine Constitution “The state recognizes the vital role of the youth in nation-building and shall promote and protect their physical, moral, spiritual, intellectual, and social well-being. It shall inculcate in the youth patriotism and nationalism, and encourage their involvement in public and civic affairs.” Article III, Section 13
Republic Act 8044 An act creating the NATIONAL YOUTH COMMISSION, establishing a national comprehensive and coordinated program on youth development, appropriating funds therefore, and for other purposes. sole policy-coordinating agency of The government on youth development
Vision The proactive authority in youth development
Mission • NYC shall be the leader in providing a framework for youth development and shall ensure the: • formulation of relevant policies; • innovation and coordination of programs; • harmonization of multi-sectoral efforts …. geared toward greater participation, promotion and protection of the Filipino youth.
Thrusts & Mandate
Thrusts & Mandate • Program Monitoring and Evaluation • Research, Policy and Advocacy • Youth Action Center
Policy & Statements
Education The quality of and access to education must be improved, and students should be empowered to participate actively inside and outside the school.
Employment The entrepreneurial spirit of the Filipino youth should be cultivated. The rights of all young workers should be protected.
Values Participation The youth should be empowered to be role models for each other. They should strive to work towards a better Philippines starting from their own communities. The SK should be strengthened through proper reform measures and should fulfill their role as the focal point of the youth sector in the barangays.
Health Adolescent and youth development should be supported with emphasis on adolescent reproductive health and a narcotics-free lifestyle for the youth.
Youth with Special Needs Equal opportunities and proper treatment should be accorded to the youth no matter what special circumstance they may be in. Unity in diversity should be promoted.
Environment Youth volunteerism for the protection and preservation of the environment shall begin in the communities and schools.
National Youth Commission NYC Officials
NYC Officials Paolo Benigno A. Aquino,IV Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer Atty. Marc-Fabian B. Castrodes Commissioner-at-Large Richard Alvin M. Nalupta Commissioner –at-Large Ares C. Goyena Commissioner representing Luzon Araceli S. Aves Commissioner representing Visayas Christopher Lawrence S. Arnuco, Jr. Commissioner representing Mindanao Ariel Joseph M. Arcillas Ex-officio Commissioner SK National Federation President Raul Dominic I. Badilla Executive Director and Chief Operations Officer
NYC Programs Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO)TAYO recognizes and awards outstanding youth organizations, clubs and societies who have been helping their communities. Presidential Youth Fellowship Program (PYFP)Every summer, the Presidential Youth Fellowship Program provides a venue for young people to directly be involved with government by interning with high-level government officials National Youth Parliament (NYP) The NYP is a convention of youth leaders wherein policy recommendations are formulated to address youth issues, and serve as government's guide in policy formulation and program development
NYC Programs Youth Entrepreneurship ProgramA program that enables the youth to become entrepreneurs through business training and mentorship with the provision of a loan facility to pave the way for the development of more young entrepreneurs in the contryside. Government Internship Program (GIP)NYC arranges for other government agencies and private companies to hire out-of-school and/or unemployed youth as interns who receive a montly stipend and some trainings form the institutions they serve in. BANG! Anti-Drug CampaignA new concept in drug abuse prevention focusing on youth peer (barkada) groups.
NYC Programs Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program (SSEAYP)An annual youth exchange program that provides the youth with the opportunity to visit ASEAN countries and Japan, establish friendship with their counterparts, and share in the rich culture of our region. Youth Organization Registration Program (YORP)The NYC encourages youth organizations to register and be listed in our directory of youth organizations. We regularly share information and opportunities with our registered organizations. Youth Information CentersThe NYC partners with local colleges and universities to serve as channels of information from NYC and other partner agencies to Filipino youth nationwide.