Being a public servant was not in the plans of then 21-year-old Miles Tejada. She used to lead and serve in private, being a student leader since she was in elementary, and up until high school. But never did it cross her mind to run for public office. One morning, Miles received a call from…

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On September 7, a resolution was passed recognizing the help of Ateneo de Zamboanga University’s SUGPAT Program, ING, and UNICEF Philippines in establishing the first provincial wide youth development alliance in the Philippines and for its aid in creating the Provincial Youth Development Council (PYDC). Resolution No. 679 series of 2020 entitled ” A Resolution…

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Over 300 Alternative Learning System (ALS) implementers from Zamboanga Peninsula completed the five-day, intensive online training course, strengthening their teaching skills in the global pandemic context. The training, labeled UPSKILL: Shaping the New Normal for the Alternative Learning System, is an accelerated online training for ALS implementers in the Zamboanga Peninsula–ALS Focal Persons, Education Program…

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To move forward with the Zamboanga del Norte Youth Development Alliance (ZNYDA) after the executive order was signed that signals its official establishment, a think tank was formed to strengthen the strategic planning for the alliance. The ZNYDA Think Tank is the core group that will pre-plan and initiate program planning for the alliance. On…

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SUGPAT is one with the youth around the world in celebrating the International Youth Day 2020. In a video message, the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Jayathma Wickramanayake said, “This international youth day, we celebrate youth engagement for global action. I celebrate you, young people who show resilience, strength, and solidarity in the face of…

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To spread the use of the Power for Youth Activity-based modules in Zamboanga City, the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Zamboanga City passed a resolution promoting the use of the worksheets in the Alternative Learning System (ALS) community learning centers in Zamboanga City. Resolution No. 1020 entitled “A Resolution Promoting the Use of Youth Life Skills Modules…

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More than 300 Ateneo de Zamboanga University students served as student teachers to the learners of the Alternative Learning System (ALS).  For five Saturdays during the month of February, 304 first year students under the National Services Training Program (NSTP) – Literacy Training Service (LTS) of Ateneo de Zamboanga University (AdZU) got immersed in teaching…

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Amidst the COVID-19 global pandemic, an executive order constituting the very first provincial-wide youth development alliance in the Philippines was signed on March 30, 2020. Signed by Zamboanga del Norte Provincial Governor Roberto Uy, Executive Order 20-28 or the establishment of the alliance called Zamboanga del Norte Youth Development Alliance (ZNYDA) will now officially roll…

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