MANILA — Senator Sonny Angara has welcomed the new three laws that would benefit young Filipinos in Philippine society.
“We are thankful for the inclusion of initiatives intended for the youth in the list of new laws. Programs for the youth are often neglected in the priorities of government but they deserve more attention since they represent the future of our country,” Angara, Senate Committee on Youth chairman, said.
The National Youth Day and the National Music Competitions for Young Artists lapsed into law on July 30 while the Summer Youth Camp lapsed into law on July 28.
Republic Act 11913 or the National Youth Day declares August 12 of every year as the National Youth Day in consonance with the United Nations declared International Youth Day.
All educational institutions are encouraged to come up with activities such as leadership training, youth empowerment, workshops, basic mass integration, and community immersion as part of the National Youth Day celebration.
RA 11915 or the National Music Competition designates the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) as the Philippine National Youth Development Program for Music.
Under the law, NAMCYA will serve as the conduit for the discovery of outstanding musical talents in the country; the development of musicians; the preservation, development, and promotion of Philippine music as an art form; and the undertaking of a continuing program of research, documentation, and publication of Philippine music for dissemination to schools and the general public.(ai/mtvn)