REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES AQUING BICOLNON,INC. With the support and cooperation of: R egional I ntegrated Y outh D evelopment P lan 2008-2013 Regional Integrated Youth Development Council and the creation of
Overview [Filipino Youth]…. YOUTH 15-30 years old 29 Million in 2007 “… is a critical period in a person’s growth and development from the onset of adolescence towards the peak of mature, self-reliant and responsible adulthood comprising the considerable sector of the population from the age of fifteen (15) to thirty (30) years.”
PHILIPPINE YOUTH POPULATION Source: National Statistics Office (NSO) 2008-projected Philippine Population : 90.1 Million 2008-projected Philippine Youth Population : 30 Million : 1/3 of population
A 4-day Youth Congress in Bicol Region which formulated and addressed the mounting concerns of the youth-- the Out of School Youth ( OSY), Working Youth (WY), In-School Youth (ISY), Youth With Special Needs (YWSN), and the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK )-- by providing the proper venue in which concerns and issues facing them has been voiced out and will soon be given to the government for action. It also promoted a mentality among the youth of they being active subjects in their advancement--that the sub-sectors have the capabilities within their ranks to positively affect issues and concerns. The drafting of the Regional Integrated Youth Development Plan (RIYDP): 2008-2013 for Bicol Region and the creation/establishment of the Regional Integrated Youth Development Council which serves as the implementing body of the RIYDP 2008-2013.
What are now the tough issues faced by the Aquing Bicolnon-Youth ?
Top Survival and Developmental Issues Aquing Bicolnon-Youth CHALLENGES & ISSUES ISSUE PROVINCE HIGHEST (%) AFFECTED TOTAL 1. Education Catanduanes, Camarines Notrte, Masbate, Sorsogon 4 2. Employment 3. Health 4. Reproductive Health 5. Family Problems 6. Environmental Awareness 7. Poverty 8. Mental Health 9. Early Marriages 10. Moral Degradation
Top Protection Issues Aquing Bicolnon-Youth CHALLENGES & ISSUES ISSUE PROVINCE HIGHEST (%) AFFECTED TOTAL 1. Substance Abuse 2. Children in Conflict with Law 3. Child Abuse 4. Child Labor 5. Pre-Marital Sex 6. Prostitution 7. Fraternities/Sororities/Hazing 8. Discrimination 9. Youth with Disabilities 10. Sexual Harassment/Rape
Top Participation Issues Aquing Bicolnon-Youth CHALLENGES & ISSUES ISSUE PROVINCE HIGHEST (%) AFFECTED TOTAL 1. Gov’t.-Related Problems 2. Sangguniang Kabataan 3. Lack of Active Participation (youth) 4. Lack of Access to Information 5. Insufficient &Inefficient Allocation of Budget 6. Suppression of Rights (press) 7. National Youth Commission 8. No youth Sub-Sector Rep 9. Ineffective Coordination among Youth Orgs 10. Limited Campus Orgs/Student Body Forums