ANGELES CITY – The Angeles City Youth and Development Office (ACYDO) kick-starts this year’s celebration of International Youth Day along with youth organizations and supporters gathered at the City Hall on Monday.
ACYDO Head Patrick Cura said the office mandates every youth organization and the young community to help provide a “Safe Space for Youth,” in line with this year’s theme.
A fun-filled celebration dubbed as “Linggo ng Kabataan” is set up in cooperation with the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) headed by Chairman Arnoah Prince Mandani, along with youth organizations of different barangays and schools, fraternities and sororities in the city.
Booths of exhibits and items created by the youth organizations will be mounted at the City Hall Lobby on August 14, and on the 15th, the employees of the ACYDO will have their Staff Capability Seminar with discussions about the Localization of the Philippine Youth Development Plan.
On the other hand, the City College of Angeles will spearhead a Youth Heritage Seminar-Forum on Thursday, August 16 to involve young leaders in the city’s heritage and cultural awareness drive. This will be followed by a Youth Consolidation Meeting on Friday, and a simultaneous Katipunan ng Kabataan assembly in every barangay on Saturday to culminate the celebration.
Meanwhile, the city’s launching of the celebration on Monday was met with various performances that showcased talents of young Angeleños. Youth organizations in different barangays received their Certificate of Registration after the mini-concert.
Ferdinand Calma, President of the Sigma Kappa Pi Fraternity Alumni Pampanga Chapter, led 9 members of the ACLYDC in a pledge to keep peace and order in the community, focusing on the prevention of frat wars, and hazing as well as the freedom to voice out the opinion of the youth, and to petition their request.