The Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) has been considered as a unique and genuine system of youth participation worldwide. However, the SK as an institution has been challenged by several allegations of corruption and inefficient governance.
Together with government and nongovernment agencies, international and local organizations, the academe, youth organizations, and other important duty bearers and claim holders, the National Youth Commission (NYC) has always striven to be the voice of the youth through policy formulation and advocacy. As an equally important partner, the SK has the potential to support NYC particularly on matters related to local youth development once youth participation reforms are institutionalized. The NYC therefore, strongly advocates the reform of the SK to strengthen accountability and transparency in governance through the youth.