In order to capacitate and prepare the newly-elected youth leaders in nation- building in the province of Zambales, a total of 1, 585 Sangguniang Kabataan officials have undertaken and completed their mandatory training nearly two weeks after the 2018 barangay and SK election.

The training aimed to equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills which will help them perform their mandated powers and functions as prime movers of the youth.

Section 27 of RA 10742, otherwise known as Sangguniang Kabataan Reform Act of 2015 mandates the Sangguniang Kabataan officials, whether elected or appointed, or any member of the LYDC to undergo the mandatory training programs before he or she can assume office.


The Sangguniang Kabataan Mandatory Training (SKMT) of SK Officials from 14 LGUs in Zambales, including Olongapo City was conducted simultaneously which started last May 18 and ended on May 24, 2018 in the following schedules and venues:


Venue Municipalities
Polytechnic College of Botolan Cabangan, Olongapo, Castillejos, San Antonio, Botolan- Batch 1
Zambales Training and Conference Center, Iba, Zambales San Marcelino, San Felipe, Subic, San Narciso, Iba
Conference Hall of Masinloc Masinloc, Palauig, Sta. Cruz, Candelaria
Referentura Building, Botolan North Central School Botolan- Batch 2

Figures below are SK Officials who completed the mandatory training from the 13 Municipalities and Olongapo City in Zambales:

Municipality/ City SK Chairperson SK Kagawad Total
Botolan 31 169 200
Cabangan 22 82 104
Candelaria 16 98 114
Castillejos 14 83 97
Iba 14 83 97
Masinloc 13 80 93
Palauig 19 74 93
San Antonio 14 84 98
San Felipe 11 64 75
San Marcelino 18 100 118
San Narciso 17 60 77
Sta. Cruz 25 146 171
Subic 16 106 122
Olongapo 17 109 126
TOTAL 247 1,338 1,585

Mass Oath taking of SK Officials who completed the training was officiated by their respective Local Chief Executive.


The training modules discussed were focused on decentralization and local governance, SK history and its salient features. The activity also provided workshops on how to conduct meetings and craft resolutions, how to do planning and budgeting. Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards of a Public Official were also given emphasis.


DILG Zambales hopes that through this training, Zambales will be able to produce a new breed of Matino, Mahusay at Maasahang SK Officials who will become the future leaders of our country.