COTABATO CITY—Youth commissioner representing Tawi-Tawi said the youth in their province “are not just part of nation-building, but already a part of the Government of the Day.”
During the episode two of the Bangsamoro Youth Hours on Thursday, January 13, Commissioner Pratima Sabal Samsaraji of the Bangsamoro Youth Commission (BYC) said the youth in the province of Tawi-Tawi are grateful for having an ‘avenue’ from the government to amplify their voices.
“Nagagalak ang kabataang Tawi-Tawi dahil sa pagkakatatag ng BYC. Ito ay nagsisilbi sa kanila bilang isang tahanan kung saan sila ay malugod na tinatanggap at pinakikinggan ang kani-kanilang sentimento,” Commissioner Samsaraji said.
The talk show, dubbed “Bangsamoro YouthHours: An Avenue for the Youth to Speak,” BYC and BMP continued the program inviting BYC Tawi-Tawi Commissioner Pratima Sabal Samsaraji, MPA to discuss on the current situation of the commission, and the youth of the said province.
During the program, Commissioner Samsaraji primarily highlighted the commission’s mandate having its mechanism as the ‘primary policy-making’ and ‘coordinating body’ in all matters affecting the youth under the signed Bangsamoro Act No.10.
Samsaraji highlighted various interventions of BYC in partnership with concerned ministries and institutions including opportunities on scholarship programs, government internship programs, leadership trainings, humanitarian initiatives, etc.
Through the establishment of the BYC, Commissioner Samsaraji expressed the youth’s gratitude as it provides them avenue to amplify their concerns.
She further affirmed the increase of youth engagement and participation to different programs as evident in the cumulative number of various youth organizations who have gone in the process of accreditation.
“Our youths are consulting us regarding their initiatives. In response, we lobby them with our partner agencies. Alhamdulillah! We are truly fortunate for having the Bangsamoro Youth Commission in a sense that our youth are not just part of nation-building, but already a part of the Government of the Day,” Samsaraji added.
“Kahit sa malalayong isla ng Tawi-Tawi kabilang na ang Isla ng Mapun kung saan ito ay malapit na sa bansang Malaysia ay abot na abot pa rin po ni BYC ang mga lugar na ito. Even in the far-flung areas and communities ay nariyan si BYC sa ating mga kabataan,” she emphasized.
Commissioner Samsaraji concluded her talk accentuating the commission’s commitment to provide more interventions for the preceding years.
“Let’s continue to work hand in hand. Let us inspire the youth through the power of perspiration, and by adhering the way of Moral Governance,” Samsaraji concluded.
The “Bangsamoro YoutHours: An Avenue for the Youth to Speak,” is an online show of BYC in partnership with BMP that airs every Thursday of the week.
Featuring various youth champions and young professionals, the show aims to be an avenue for the youth’s voices to be heard and to ensure that the Bangsamoro populace is abreast with the affairs of the Bangsamoro youth.
Bangsamoro Youth Hours airs every Thursday, 4 PM to 5 PM at BYC and BMP Facebook pages and YouTube accounts and in DXAE FM 99.7 MHz radio station in Cotabato City. (BYC PR Unit)