GUIDELINES ON THE UTILIZATION of SK FUNDS FOR FY 2017

OPERATIONAL GUIDELINES ON THE UTILIZATION OF THE SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN FUNDS FOR FY 2017

RULE I
SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN FUNDS

SECTION 1. The Use of SK Funds. -The 10% of the general fund of the barangay allocated for the SK shall be used solely for youth development and empowerment programs and projects until the new set of SK officials shall have been elected and qualified.

SECTION 2. Allocated of SK Funds. - The SK Funds shall be allocated in accordance with Republic Act No. 10742, as follows:

a) Mandatory Training and SK Pederasyon Elections - there shall be an amount appropriated for registration, accommodation and other necessary expenses for the conduct of the Mandatory Training and the SK Pederasyon Orientation and Elections.

b) Youth Development and Empowerment Programs and Projects that will promote and ensure:
  1. Equal access to quality education
  2. Environmental protection
  3. Climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction and resiliency
  4. Youth employment and livelihood
  5. Health
  6. Anti-drug abuse
  7. Gender sensitivity
  8. Sports development
  9. Capability building which give emphasis on leadership training
  10. Linggo ng Kabataan celebration
SECTION 3. Posting. The Annual Barangay Youth Investment Program (ABYIP) executed in accordance with these guidelines and the report on Disbursement/Expenses made in accordance thereto, shall be posted on the bulletin board in the barangay hall, in three (3) conspicuous places or public places in the barangay and on the official barangay website, if any.

SECTION 4. Reporting. The annual report on the utilization of FY 2016 SK funds shall be submitted to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) not later than March 15, 2017 and every year thereafter, until a new set of SK officials shall have been elected and qualified.

A copy of the annual report shall be furnished the National Youth Commission (NYC).

RULE II
COMMITTEE AND TASK FORCE

SECTION 5. Composition of the Task Force on Youth Development (TFYD). There shall be a Task Force on Youth Development (TFYD) shall come from the members of the Sangguniang Barangay, preferably the Chairperson of the Committee on Women and Family.

The Chairperson shall be designated through a barangay resolution and shall have the following functions:

a. A Citizen of the Philippines;
b. A resident of the barangay for not less than one (1) year before the date of designation;
c. At least eighteen (18) years of age but not more than twenty-four (24) years of age on the date of designation as member of the Task Force;
d. Able to read and write Filipino, English or the local dialect;
e. Must not be related within the second (2nd) civil degree of consanguinity or affinity to any incumbent elected national, regional, provincial, city, municipal or barangay official, in the locality where he/she is to be designated;
f. Must not have been convicted by final judgment of any crime involving moral turpitude; and
g. Preferably a sectoral representative from the youth.

SECTION 8. Procedure for the the Organization of Task Force on Youth Development. Subject to the following procedures, the TFYD shall be organized in every barangay within thirty (30) days from the effectivity of these guidelines: 

   1. The Sangguniang Barangay shall, through a resolution, designate the Chairperson within the first three (3) days of the thirty (30) days period provided above. 
  
     2. Upon receipt of the official designation the Chairperson shall announce and post to the bulletin board of the barangay hall and in three (3) conspicuous public places in the barangay, the date of the acceptance of nominees and the disqualifications for the position of the four (4) members of the TFYD.

     After the deadline for the receipt of the nominations shall not be less than five (5) days from the date of posting.
         3. After the deadline for the submission of names of nominees, the list thereof shall be posted for five consecutive  days in at least three (3) other conspicuous public places in the barangay.

       Within the said period, the Chairperson may receive any issue/concern favorable or unfavorable to the nominees.

         The list shall indicate the date, place and time of the hearing where the qualification of the nominees shall be evaluated.

          4. After the hearing, the Chairperson shall recommend to the Sangguniang Barangay the designation of the four (4) members of the TFYD based on the list of the nominees and in accordance with Section 7 hereof.

    SECTION 9. Term of Office. The members of the TFYD shall remain in office until such time that the SK officials shall have been duly elected and qualified.

    SECTION 10. Inventory and Turn Over of TFYD Financial Records and Properties. In furtherance of transparent and accountable youth governance and to ensure the smooth transition to the incoming SK officials, the TFYD shall conduct the inventory of all properties, finances and documents of the Task Force.

    RULE III
    ANNUAL BARANGAY YOUTH INVESTMENT PROGRAM (ABYIP)

    SECTION 11. Procedure. The following shall be observed in the formulation of the ABYIP:

    a. The Task Force shall formulate the ABYIP for one fiscal year which shall contain  its programs, activities and projects, including allocation for Mandatory Training and SK Pederasyon Orientation and Elections, with corresponding project costs and the necessary funds flows to approximate the reasonable timing in the release of funds.
    b. The Task Force shall submit, the ABYIP and the corresponding budget to the Punong Barangay or the Appropriation Committee of the Sangguniang Barangay.
    c. The Punong Barangay shall review the ABYIP to determine compliance with Section 20 of Republic Act No. 10742 and Section 2 thereof.
         If the ABYIP was ascertained to be non-compliant with Section 20 of Republic Act No. 10742 and Section 2 thereof, it shall not be disapproved outright but shall be returned to the TFYD, accompanied by a statement in writing indicating the necessary corrections to be made.
    d. The Punong Barangay may, in the exercise of supervisory function over the TFYD, ask clarifications or recommend adjustments to improve the ABYIP.
          If the above period lapsed, without any action from the Sangguniang Barangay, the ABYIP shall be deemed approved.
    RULE IV
    ACCESS  TO FUNDS 
    SECTION 12. Access to Funds. - After approval of the ABYIP, the TFYD shall prepare the activity design detailing the processes involved and the funds needed for each of the project included in the ABYIP.

    The design shall be signed by a majority of the TFYD members before submission thereof to the Punong Barangay.

    The funds for each project shall be released to TFYD within a reasonable period of time after submission of its design to the Punong Barangay.

    The funds disbursed for each activity shall be subject to the usual auditing rules and regulations of the Commission on Audit (COA).

    RULE V
    FINAL PROVISIONS

    SECTION 13. Repealing Clause. Any issuances inconsistent with the provisions and/or purposes of these guidelines are hereby repealed, amended or modified accordingly.

    SECTION 14. Effectivity. These guidelines shall take effect immediately upon approval.

    SOURCE:
    COMELEC Minute Resolution No. 17-0128
    Dated February 28, 2017

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