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Malacañang probes Cardema for 'leading NYC meeting' after party-list bid

May 21, 2019 - 1:31 PM

Ronald Cardema should not have led a National Youth Commission meeting after formalizing his bid to become a Duterte Youth party nominee, says the Palace

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Party-list bid means Cardema resigned as youth chair – Malacañang

May 19, 2019 - 5:40 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says Ronald Cardema is deemed resigned as National Youth Commission chairman, regardless of the outcome of his petition to become the Duterte Youth nominee

NYC CHIEF. Malacañang says Ronald Cardema will no longer serve as the youth comission's chair. Photo from the National Youth Commission

NYC chief defends Sara Duterte: Honesty remark 'taken out of context'

Mar 08, 2019 - 8:24 PM

National Youth Commission chairman Ronald Cardema says Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte was angered by the attacks against her father's administration

Ronald Cardema once consulted Joma Sison on forming ‘patriotic’ paramilitary group

Feb 21, 2019 - 9:12 PM

'Cardema has been carried away by the anti-communist and anti-democratic witchhunt under Duterte regime,' the exiled communist leader says about the National Youth Commission chief

Poll watchdog asks Comelec to look into Duterte Youth's party list campaign

Feb 21, 2019 - 8:57 PM

Kontra Daya raises potential conflict of interest if National Youth Commission chief Ronald Cardema is still involved in Duterte Youth, which has also nominated his wife and another relative

SUPPORTERS. Duterte Youth, a group composed mostly of ROTC cadets gather at the Luneta on November 25, 2016 to express their support to the president and the Supreme Court decision on the burial of Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Robredo to NYC chief: We don't want young Filipinos to be mere puppets

Feb 20, 2019 - 6:10 PM

'Kailangan na ba tayong matakot na iyong mga namumuno ng ating mga kabataan, ganyan na iyong pag-iisip?' asks Vice President Leni Robredo, referring to National Youth Commission Chairman Ronald Cardema

DUTERTE YOUTH. NYC Chair Ronald Cardema (extreme right) leads a pro-government rally at the Luneta on November 25, 2016,  expressing their support to Duterte and the Supreme Court decision on the burial of Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Briones hits NYC chief's proposal: Scholarships based on academics

Feb 20, 2019 - 5:20 PM

DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones says part of an education is encouraging students to think critically about issues

EDUCATION SECRETARY. DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones says good academic standing is the 'bottomline' when it comes to awarding scholarhsips. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'Traitor to youth': Groups slam NYC chief’s proposal vs 'anti-government' scholars

Feb 20, 2019 - 4:43 PM

(UPDATED) The National Union of Students of the Philippines says National Youth Commission Chairman Ronald Cardema should resign for making such a proposal

Panelo: Joining rallies alone not enough basis to revoke scholarships

Feb 20, 2019 - 4:25 PM

Malacañang says existing laws already penalize any person, including students, proven to be part of efforts to oust the government

CONTROVERSIAL PROPOSAL. National Youth Commission Chairman Ronald Cardema suggests an executive order stripping public school students of their scholarships if they are 'anti-government.' Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Guevarra rejects pitch to revoke scholarships of 'rebellious' students

Feb 20, 2019 - 4:05 PM

Universities 'should be proud that they are producing young people who are socially aware,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra

SOCIALLY AWARE. Student protesters at the University of the Philippines Diliman campus. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Senators hit NYC chief for targeting 'rebellious' scholars

Feb 20, 2019 - 12:35 PM

'Kung may sisipain [sa puwesto] dapat siya at 'di ang mga estudyante,' says Senator Francis Escudero on National Youth Commission Chairman Ronald Cardema

Nerwly appointed National Youth Commission chairman Ronald Cardema takes his oath before House Speaker Gloria Arroyo witnessed by congressmen on September 5, 2018, at the Speakers Office in Congress. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

NYC chief asks Duterte to remove scholarships of ‘rebellious students’

Feb 19, 2019 - 8:19 PM

National Youth Commission chief Ronald Cardema asks youth leaders to report 'rebellious anti-government scholars' with supposed links to leftist groups

NO SCHOLARSHIPS. This is not the first time National Youth Commission Chairman Ronald Gian Cardema calls for coordinated action against leftist groups, targeting the youth. RTVM screenshot

Gio Tingson: Don’t use youth commission as Bong Go’s 'billboard' | Midday wRap

Jan 18, 2019 - 2:28 PM

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National Youth Commission has become Bong Go’s ‘billboard’ – ex-chief

Jan 17, 2019 - 5:08 PM

Former NYC chairman Gio Tingson slams current youth chief Ronald Cardema for a resolution calling the senatorial candidate ‘Pambansang Kuya ng Kabataan’

ENDORSING GO? NYC chief Ronald Cardema at the Sangguniang Kabataan National Summit in 2018. NYC photo

[OPINION] Weaponizing the National Youth Commission

Jan 17, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Nowhere in the law does it say that the NYC must be the mouthpiece of the sitting president

NYC chief asks SKs nationwide to fight leftist youth groups

Jan 14, 2019 - 9:00 PM

National Youth Commission chief Ronald Cardema urges Sangguniang Kabataan officials to report all anti-government propaganda and clean up leftist vandalism

YOUTH VS THE LEFT. National Youth Commission Chairman Ronald Gian Cardema makes announcements during a Malacañang press conference. RTVM screenshot

Duterte Youth's Cardema named National Youth Commission chairman

Aug 28, 2018 - 12:35 PM

Cardema, who has been National Youth Commission officer-in-charge since Ice Seguerra's resignation, is expected to champion mandatory Reserve Officers Training Corps

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National Youth Commission sees fitness as way to prevent drug use

Jul 15, 2018 - 10:21 PM

In its recently launched program, the National Youth Commission taps police to serve as 'big brothers' or fitness coaches for young people across the country

Youth commission gives SK leaders '24 steps' for reforms

Jul 12, 2018 - 6:09 PM

The National Youth Commission has tasked Sangguniang Kabataan officials to carry out 'small transformations' in their barangays each month, starting with eradicating vandalism

NYC opens application for 12th National Youth Parliament

Jun 14, 2018 - 7:14 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The deadline for submission of NYP12 applications is on July 27

Nat'l Youth Commission's SK spending: Consultants lacked docs, deliverables delayed

Apr 23, 2018 - 3:30 PM

The Commission on Audit also hits non-implementation of Sangguniang Kabataan activities, and over P268,000 worth of snacks for unofficial meetings

SK SPENDING. The National Youth Commission's spending for the Sangguniang Kabataan in 2017 is flagged several times in the 2017 audit report of the Commission on Audit (COA).

National Youth Commission cuts ties with TAYO Awards

Apr 19, 2018 - 6:23 PM

The NYC, under Duterte Youth chairman Ronald Gian Cardema, would rather that the funding for the TAYO Awards go to 'The President Rodrigo Roa Duterte Youth Leadership Awards'

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Mar 15, 2018 - 9:59 AM

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'IGNORE' UN PROBE. President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the police to 'not respond' to UN rapporteurs if they investigate human rights abuses in his 'war on drugs.' Malacañang file photo

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Mar 14, 2018 - 9:35 PM

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Mar 13, 2018 - 12:02 PM

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A man wades through a lake at sunset in Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil on March 7, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA

Ice Seguerra resigns as National Youth Commission chief

Mar 13, 2018 - 10:27 AM

(UPDATED) Ice Seguerra's work as NYC chairperson will formally end on April 5, or over a year and a half after he joined the Duterte administration

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with National Youth Commission (NYC) Chair Aiza Seguerra and Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) Chair Liza Diño at the Study Room of Malacañan Palace on January 19, 2017. Also in the photo is the President's partner Honeylet Avanceña. Malacañang Photo

National Youth Commission celebrates women's month with march, forum

Mar 07, 2018 - 6:43 PM

On March 8, various sectors and women organization will hold a nationwide protest for rights, freedom, and democracy

NYC Young Woman Inspiring Woman. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

ASEAN leaders adopt declaration on youth development in region

Nov 13, 2017 - 4:26 PM

'We are optimistic that this ASEAN Declaration on the Adoption of the ASEAN Youth Development Index will translate into the formulation of more relevant youth policies,' says National Youth Commission Chair Aiza Seguerra

ADOPTED. National Youth Commission Chair Aiza Seguerra announces the adoption of the ASEAN Declaration on the Adoption of the ASEAN Youth Development Index.

National Children’s Month marked by call to save kids from drugs

Nov 06, 2017 - 5:18 PM

The Council for the Welfare of Children leads the soft launch of their campaign 'Pito Bata Pito' that seeks to empower kids to call for help when in crisis

WHISTLE FOR HELP. The Council for the Welfare of Children launches their Pito, Bata, Pito campaign to encourage children in distress to call for help. Photo from DSWD.

Duterte Youth leader appointed to National Youth Commission

Aug 29, 2017 - 7:49 PM

Ronald Gian Cardema is now the NYC commissioner representing Luzon

Nat'l Youth Comm chair Aiza Seguerra: Give SK a chance

Aug 15, 2017 - 3:28 PM

Seguerra calls for Sangguniang Kabataan elections to push through saying reforms have improved the institution

National Youth Commission Chairperson Cariza ‘Aiza’ Seguerra bares that 62 percent of those affected by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) are youths, aged 15 to 30 years old, during a press briefing in Malacañang on February 14, 2017. She further urged families to be more involved in the HIV-awareness campaign. KING RODRIGUEZ/ Presidential Photo

Mindanaoan youth: 'We want just and lasting peace'

Aug 13, 2017 - 1:00 PM

The youth leaders from Mindanao want to be part of the process in making just and lasting peace in Mindanao a reality

PEACE SYMBOL. Young Mindanaoans form a human peace symbol, sending a message that despite the conflict they experience in their region, they continue to stand for peace in their homeland. All photos from the National Youth Commission

Youth-oriented films to watch over the long weekend

Aug 06, 2017 - 12:36 PM

The 12 final entries carry out youth issues including child labor youth in conflict with the law out of school youth teenage pregnancy and mental health

Nat'l Youth Commission hits Noli de Castro for 'mocking' Jake Zyrus

Jul 13, 2017 - 11:55 AM

NYC Commissioner Perci Cendaña says the broadcaster should apologize for describing the transitioning of the singer as climate change

What's the role of vulnerable sectors in disaster preparedness?

Jul 07, 2017 - 3:57 PM

Panelists of the first ever Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness talk about what makes certain sectors of Philippine society highly vulnerable to climate change

Day 1 of the AGOS Summit on Disater Preparedness at the SM Aura Samsung Hall in Taguig on July 6, 2017.

Teleseryes, social media, and other platforms for disaster preparedness

Jul 07, 2017 - 3:47 PM

If the media you re already consuming starts to address these issues you re going to start to perk up and pay attention because role models in TV can also be role models in real life says Bambike founder Bryan McClelland

Day 1 of the AGOS Summit on Disater Preparedness at the SM Aura Samsung Hall in Taguig on July 6, 2017.

Call for Applications: 2017 Philippine-Korea Bilateral Youth Exchange Program

May 04, 2017 - 12:15 PM

NYC will be sending nine youth delegates to the program

Promote ASEAN, NYC chair Aiza Seguerra urges youth

Apr 27, 2017 - 11:36 AM

Getting to know the ASEAN is a must for all of us National Youth Commission chair Aiza Seguerra tells youth leaders of ASEAN

YOUTH LEADER. Former child star Aiza Seguerra, now chair of the Philippines' National Youth Commission, leads an ASEAN youth meeting on April 27, 2017. Screen grab from ASEAN video

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Apr 23, 2017 - 12:43 PM

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Rappler Talk: Paris climate deal takes effect in PH, now what?

Apr 22, 2017 - 2:04 PM

On Earth Day we discussed what Filipinos can do beyond the ratification of the agreement that seeks to curb global warming

Aiza Seguerra pushes for lower age of HIV testing without parental consent

Feb 14, 2017 - 4:39 PM

This is necessary says the National Youth Commission chairperson because of the 28 who get infected with HIV up to 26 are young people

FIGHTING HIV/AIDS. National Youth Commission Chairperson Aiza Seguerra speaks with President Rodrigo Duterte and his common-law wife Honeylet Avanceña at the Palace. Malacañang photo

HIV now an 'epidemic' among PH youth - Nat'l Youth Commission

Dec 01, 2016 - 9:42 PM

In partnership with the health and education agencies the NYC leads the development of an HIV information drive that target the youth

HIV TESTING. Because of the high incidence of HIV among young people, NYC supports HIV testing among young people aged 15 to 17 without parental consent. Photo by George Moya/Rappler

Like Duterte, NYC chair Aiza Seguerra joins 1st int'l meeting

Sep 05, 2016 - 12:27 PM

National Youth Commission chair Aiza Seguerra is set to meet with counterparts from ASEAN in Laos

LIKE DUTERTE. National Youth Commission chair Aiza Seguerra flies to Laos to attend an international meeting for the first time. Photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

Nat'l Youth Commission: Abolishing SK will deprive youth of their voice

Aug 28, 2016 - 6:35 PM

NYC Chairperson Aiza Seguerra says removing the Sangguniang Kabataan would disenfranchise the Filipino youth

PANOORIN: Pagbasa ni Aiza Seguerra ng 'Litel Mis Pilipings' ni Jim Pascual Agustin

Aug 27, 2016 - 4:15 AM

Sa pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika binigkas ni Aiza Seguerra ang isang tulang isinulat ni Jim Pascual Agustin

Liza Diño, Aiza Seguerra share thoughts, plans on gov't posts

Aug 26, 2016 - 4:51 PM

Showbiz couple Liza Diño and Aiza Seguerra talk about supporting President Duterte being appointed to positions in government and their plans for the next 6 years

LIZA DINO AND AIZA SEGUERRA. The showbiz couple talks about their new positions in President Rodrigo Duterte's government. Rappler screengrab

Rappler Talk: Aiza Seguerra, Liza Dino on identity and politics

Aug 24, 2016 - 8:12 PM

Aiza Seguerra and Liza Dino talk to Maria Ressa about their new positions and the issues that matter to them

Screengrab from Instagram/lizadino

Duterte appoints Aiza Seguerra as new NYC chairperson

Aug 12, 2016 - 12:06 PM

National Youth Commission Assistant Secretary Earl Saavedra announces the appointment of Aiza Seguerra as new NYC chairperson during the celebration of International Youth Day

NYC CHAIRPERSON. Aiza Seguerra is the incoming Chairperson and CEO of the National Youth Commission.

Call for Entries: The Asian International Children’s Film Festival 2016

Aug 06, 2016 - 1:43 PM

PRESS RELEASE: Top three finalists from the Philippines will be sent to Japan for the international leg of the competition to be held on November 26

A Japanese national flag blows in the wind as cranes are seen in the background at Tokyo Port, Japan, 20 May 2009. Franck Robichon/EPA

Filipino youth fear disenfranchisement in October polls

Aug 04, 2016 - 8:37 PM

October 31 marks the first Sangguniang Kabataan election after 3 years