Tacloban Youths attend AHD Summit
TACLOBAN CITY (CIO) — About 364 youth organizations and supporters participated in the Adolescent Health Development (AHD) Summit spearheaded by the City Government of Tacloban through the leadership of Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez at Robinsons North Activity Area on Monday, August 19. Held as part of the International Youth Day celebration, the activity which intended to spread awareness on AHD concerns had the theme “Transforming Education.”
The half-day gathering highlighted a talk on AHD by representatives from the Population Commission Region VIII, an exhibit led by the different stakeholders on the different programs and services available for the youth, and orientation on Voters Registration for the youth through the City Commission on Elections (COMELEC).
According to City Population Officer Cielito Esquibel, this activity was intended to disseminate to the young ones that the City Government also has services and programs for the adolescents under the Information and Services Delivery Network (ISDN).
”Labot la han ira nababaruan ha eskwelahan, mayda iba iba na mga opisina an City Government of Tacloban nga makakahatag hira hin magupay nga information, ngan nagkakaurusa kami para magcollaborate nga maghahatag hin maupay nga mga programs ha aton mga adolescents and youths,” Esquibel stressed.
Alongside that, some participants expressed delight that the City Government has this kind of activity for youths.
“This kind of activity that is conducted by the government and the non-government organization is very much essential for us youth. I believe that this is a very good platform for us to understand more about the adolescence and other types of information, ” said Ivan Malquez, one of the participants.
“And of course this is very essential for us because we could input ideas to our community to aid the issues that are related towards the children,” he added.
Present during the gathering was Councilor Brian Granados and other members of the ISDN which is composed of the City Local Government Operations Office, City Health Office, City Social Welfare and Development Office, DepEd City Division and other youth organizations in the city. – CMB/CIO