Sangguniang Kabataan

Sangguniang Kabataan (abbreviated as SK; lit.'youth council') is a council meant to represent the youth in each barangay in the Philippines. It was put "on hold", but not quite abolished, prior to the 2013 barangay elections.[1] In January 2016, the Sangguniang Kabataan Reform Act was signed into law which made some significant changes to the SK and initially scheduled new elections for October 2016.[2] In March 2017, the elections were postponed anew to May 2018.[3]

Sangguniang Kabataan
Type
Type
History
Founded1975
Preceded byKabataang Barangay
Seats41,995 SK Chairmen
293,365 Councilors
Elections
Direct election
Last election
May 2018
Next election
May 2022
Basketball hoop with SK logo in Barangay Tungay, Santa Barbara, Iloilo

The SK Chairman leads the Sangguniang Kabataan. A Local Youth Development Council (LYDC) composed of representatives of different local youth groups supports the SK and its programs.[4]

The Sangguniang Kabataan is the successor of the KB or the Kabataang Barangay (lit.'Village Youth') which was abolished by the Local Government Code of 1991. The author, Senator Aquilino Pimentel Jr. abolished KB because of allegations that this organization faced.[citation needed]