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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'

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 15, 2018

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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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 13, 2018

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

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, April 17-23, 2017

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

Sangguniang Kabataan logo gets a new look in time for fresh elections

Jul 28, 2016 - 10:39 AM

After some 20 years the youth organization gets a new symbol

PH among countries with increasing HIV infections

Jul 22, 2016 - 6:01 PM

A study shows increase in new HIV infection rate from 2005 to 2015 in 74 countries

#StrongerTogether: Student councils to hold national Youth Rights Assembly

Jul 22, 2016 - 4:50 PM

Chairman Chito Gascon of the Commission on Human Rights is keynote speaker

Filipino youth to tackle SDGs, voter education

Apr 29, 2016 - 6:01 PM

Join Youth Vote Philippines and the United Nations Population Fund on Saturday April 30 at SM Aura in Taguig City

NYC chair quits to focus on Roxas-Robredo campaign

Apr 05, 2016 - 8:59 AM

Another NYC official Commissioner Dingdong Dantes is also set to resign this week and will be campaigning for presidential bet Grace Poe and vice presidential candidate Leni Robredo

Call for applicants: 11th National Youth Parliament

Mar 03, 2016 - 11:19 PM

15 30 years old Filipino youth leaders may apply Application deadline: April 1 2016

#NowPH Day emphasizes need for climate action

Nov 26, 2015 - 2:24 PM

NowPH celebrates the National Day for Youth in Climate Action s inaugural year with activities to encourage the youth s involvement in demanding climate action at the Paris Climate Change Conference

CLIMATE ACTION. The National Day for Youth in Climate Action's inaugural celebration encourages the youth's participation to combat the threat of climate change. Image courtesy of Nico Villarete

#NowPH: Nov 25 declared Nat'l Day for Youth in Climate Action

Nov 18, 2015 - 12:00 PM

The presidential proclamation comes as member countries of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change prepare for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference set to happen from November 30 to December 11

Remember Typhoon Yolanda: Sign up and act #NowPH

Nov 07, 2015 - 9:54 PM

Using the hashtag NowPH join the Twitter and Facebook conversation on November 8 and show how you re helping address climate change

#NowPH: Aurora youth join fight against climate change

Oct 27, 2015 - 12:32 PM

Youth from Dingalan Aurora demonstrate their commitment to lessening the impact of climate change by pledging steps they would take to curb environmental destruction

Aurora youth pledge to take steps in curbing the effects of climate change. Photo from #NowPH Facebook page

ChEckBoard 2015: Towards traversing paths

Oct 13, 2015 - 10:51 AM

PRESS RELEASE: ChEckBoard is the first ever seminar type board examination primer for Chemical Engineer Licensure Examination takers organized by UP ALCHEMES

47-M Twitter views: Youth dominate climate change action #NowPH

Oct 07, 2015 - 1:22 PM

Climate action ambassadors including AlDub star Alden Richards weatherman Kim Atienza and athletes Alyssa Valdez and Kiefer Ravena are key influencers in the NowPH conversation

#NowPH: Youth urged to combat climate change

Oct 07, 2015 - 12:19 AM

The National Youth Commission and the Climate Change Commission launch their latest effort to promote climate change awareness

#COP21 climate action: 1 million voices from PH to Paris

Sep 21, 2015 - 6:45 PM

The pledges to be gathered will be presented by the youth commission s Dindong Dantes and climate change commission s Lucille Sering to French President Francois Holland at the Paris climate summit

NDRRMC chief, Dantes partner to tap youth for disaster response

Aug 19, 2015 - 2:12 PM

The nation s youth are now institutional partners in the promotion of national and local disaster management efforts

 Image courtesy of the NDRRMC.

Youth Commission to UP: Student housing, a basic human right

Aug 07, 2015 - 7:28 PM

Although UP Diliman has about 24 000 students it only maintains 13 residence halls
 which can only accommodate around 3 600 dormers

VIGIL IN DILIMAN. Dormers and activists hold a vigil in front of the Kalayaan Residence Hall on August 5, 2015, urging school officials to act on the appeals made by students from provinces. Photo by Jiru Rada/Philippine Collegian

#MMShakeDrill: QC hospital tests earthquake readiness

Jul 31, 2015 - 2:35 PM

The Veterans Memorial Medical Center is ground zero for the north sector during the July 30 metro wide MMShakeDrill

EVAC CENTERS. People lined up for a simulated evacuation process. Photo by Jed Alegado/Rappler