UVPN reps raised concerns on SK and CSO participation during the BTA BLGC PubCon

“Let the BLGC allow SK to have elbow rooms to improve”, said Mr. Mahatma Sangacala, the lead delegation of UVPN during the BTA Public Consultation on the proposed Bangsamoro Local Governance Code (BLGC).
With the emerging ideas on how to context-fit the design of the Sangguniang Kabataan in BARMM, coming from the different engagements of UVPN with youths in the region, Mr. Sangacala proposed that the BLGC provision on the SK should not cement R.A. 10742 or SK Reform Law, and add that it would only be in effect “until a Regional bill on SK is passed by the Parliament”. The Bangsamoro Organic Law allows BARMM to have authority over matters related to youth development.
Other concerns are also raised, including the involvent of CSOs in the local peace and order councils and issues on higher professional taxes. UVPN members Ms. Bai Noreen Upahm, Mr. Faheed Samaon, Mr. Abdullah Esmael, and Mr. Norhan Nor joined the delegation.

UVPN involvement in the public consultation is its gesture of support to the BTA’s hardwork on the priority codes. #KatuwangSaPagbabago