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Poblacion SK tailors youth programs for COVID-19 response

VILLANUEVA, Misamis Oriental (PIA)–The Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) of Barangay Poblacion 1 continues its youth oriented programs in response to the coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 pandemic as it realigns its initiatives to empower the youth in engaging and aiding their respective communities.

“Kami sa Villanueva, gapadayon gihapon mi og serbisyo sa katawhan despite sa atong ginasati na COVID-19 karon, naa gihapon andam sa barangay and LGU na grabe ka supportive [sa atong programs],”  shared Brgy Poblacion 1 SK Chairman Jericho David Pimentel during the CORDS-X Podcast with Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, October 23.

(Here in Villanueva, we will continue to serve the people despite the COVID-19 pandemic we are experiencing now, the barangays and LGUs are still ready to be very supportive [on our programs])

Pimentel said through the support of their Barangay Council and the Local Government of Villanueva, they were able to create “Meals on the Wheels,” a mobile food giving activity aimed to provide proper nutrition to the less fortunate individuals in their community gravely affected by the pandemic and frontliners.

The SK of Barangay Poblacion 1 also launched “Ako ang Bayani Ko,” which started during the Linggo ng Kabataan week festivities to underscore the importance of giving tribute to our national heroes through social media postings and viral social media challenges.

Further, to counter inaccurate information on the government’s COVID-19 vaccination program, Pimentel said they are utilizing social media to boost information campaigns on their communities and are tapping the youth to correct fake news as a way to unify their community in their fight against COVID-19.

“Sa akong mga katawhan sa LGU Villanueva, dasig lang sa with this pandemic, mabuhat nato tanan. Kami sa SK buhaton namo tanan para mahatag ang mga pulido na aktibidades ug proyekto nga ihatag sa atong mga kabatan-onan, of course with the support of our barangay council and LGU Villanueva,” he said.

(To my people of LGU Villanueva, just be encouraged with this pandemic, we can all do it. We at SK will do our best to provide the polished activities and projects to be given to our youth, of course with the support of our barangay council and LGU Villanueva). (VPSB/PIA-10/Misamis Oriental)