City Administrator Aldrin C. Cuña, concurrent Local Youth Development Officer, said in his welcome address that the establishment of the QC youth development council is in compliance with the provisions of Republic Act 1074 or the Sanggunian Kabataan Reform Law.
The forming of the LYDC would help the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) perform their functions and implement their projects, he added.
The Local Youth Development Council will be headed by the SK Federation president and vice president and will be tasked to craft the Local Youth Development Plan, which will be submitted to the Mayor and the City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) and later will be endorsed to the City Council.
The plan must be anchored on the development plan of the local government and aligned with the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022.
DILG QC Atty. Ana Lyn Baltazar-Cortez explained the role of the LYDC and said that under the law, the youth organizations through the LYDC can participate in nine centers, namely health, education, economic empowerment, social inclusion and equity, peace-building and security, governance, active citizenship, environment, and global mobility.
The youth council must also serve as the main advocate for youth participation in nation-building and youth empowerment. Its tasks also include the monitoring and implementation of programs and projects under the Local Youth Development Plan. It may also perform other functions as may be prescribed by law or ordinance.