Implementing Rules and Regulations of R.A. No. 10656 (Postponing the SK Elections to Last Monday of October 2016)
IRR of RA 10656

August 3, 2015


Pursuant to


General Provisions

SECTION 1. Declaration of Policy. It is hereby declared that the State recognizes the vital role of the youth in nation building and shall protect their physical, moral, spiritual, intellectual and social well-being and inculcate in them patriotism and encourage their active participation in public and civic affairs (Article II, Sec.13 of the


Date of Election

SECTION 1. Date of Election. There shall be synchronized barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections which will be held on July 15, 2002. Subsequent synchronized barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections shall be held on the last Monday of October 2007 and every (3) years thereafter.

The SK elections on April 25, 2015 pursuant to



SECTION 1. No Appointment. The SK positions shall remain vacant until the new set of officials have been duly elected and qualified. No appointment shall be made to the vacated positions.


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 by the sangguniang barangay solely for youth development programs or projects until the new set of SK officials have been duly elected and qualified.

SECTION 2. Allocation of SK Funds. The SK funds shall be allocated as follows:

a) Youth Development Programs and Projects such as, but not limited to:

1. Capacity-Building

Leadership Training/Youth Camp Program

Employability Skills Training

Value Formation, Citizenship/Nation-Building Seminar

2. Health Services and Adolescent Reproductive Health Program

3. Out of School Youth Programs

4. Socio-Cultural and Sports Development

5. Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Management related activities

6. Other similar youth-related development programs and projects

b) Conduct of SK Elections 10% but not less than Ten Thousand (Php10,000) Pesos shall be reserved in the event election will be conducted.

SECTION 3. Posting. The Youth Development Plan and Budget and the report on Disbursements/Expenses 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 available).

SECTION 4. Reporting. The annual report on the utilization of FY 2015 SK funds shall be submitted not later than January 31, 2016 to the DILG, copy furnished the National Youth Commission (NYC).


Committee and Task Force

SECTION 1. Chairperson of the Youth and Sports Development Committee. The sangguniang barangay member who is elected as chairperson of the Committee on Women and Family shall also be the chairperson of the Committee on Youth and Sports Development. The chairperson shall oversee the implementation of the Youth and Sports Development Programs and Projects.

In the absence of the Committee on Women and Family, the sangguniang barangay shall elect from among the Sangguniang Barangay members (barangay kagawads) the chair and members of the said committee. The elected chairperson shall head the Task Force on Youth Development and shall perform the following:

a) Ensure the implementation of the Youth and Sports Development programs, projects and activities in conformity with Rule 4 of this IRR;

b) Oversee/Monitor the implementation of the Youth and Sports Development Programs and Projects;

c) Responsible in the preparation of report/s pertaining to the SK Fund utilization.

SECTION 2. Task Force on Youth Development (TFYD). There shall be a Task Force on Youth Development in every barangay nationwide composed of the Chairperson of the Youth and Sports Development Committee and eight (8) members coming from the list of nominees of the Katipunan ng Kabataan and other youth organizations operating within the barangay. The eight members shall be determined through a resolution of the sangguniang barangay, and shall have the following qualifications:

a) At least 15 years of age to 17 years of age on the date of his/her designation as member of the Task Force;

b) Good moral character;

c) Resident of the barangay for at least six (6) months before the date of the designation; and

d) Should not be related within the third (3rd) civil degree of consanguinity and affinity to the Punong Barangay and the Chairperson of the Youth and Sports Development Committee.

SECTION 3. Organization of the Task Force on Youth Development. The task force shall be organized in every barangay within thirty (30) days from the effectivity of this IRR. The following procedures shall be observed in the organization of the task force.

1. The names of all nominees shall be posted for five (5) consecutive days in the bulletin board of the barangay hall, upon which the Committee on Youth and Sports Development may receive feedback on issues and concerns relating to the nominees. The posted list shall also include a notice of the date, place and time of the hearing.

2. The Committee, headed by its Chairperson, shall conduct hearing to determine the capability and compliance with the qualifications of the listed nominees.

3. After the hearing, the committee, shall recommend for designation to the sangguniang barangay the eight (8) members of the Task Force from the list of nominees submitted, in such a manner that their composition is truly representative of all the existing youth sectors in the barangay.

4. Should there be nominees who are found to be disqualified resulting to the insufficiency in the number to be designated (less than eight),additional nominees may be submitted, to undergo the same requirements of posting and hearing. In the absence of nominees who are qualified, the number of youth members of the Task Force shall be reduced accordingly, but in no case shall it be less than four (4) youth members.

SECTION 4. Term of Office. The members of the task force shall remain in office until such time that the SK officials shall have been duly elected and qualified.

The task force previously constituted by virtue of the


Formulation and Integration of Youth Development Plan to the Barangay Development Plan

SECTION 1. Procedures.

a) The Task Force shall formulate a Youth Development Plan (YDP) for one fiscal year containing its programs, activities and projects and budget.

b) The Task Force shall submit the YDP with corresponding budget to the Punong Barangay.

c) The Punong Barangay shall review the YDP for inclusion in the overall Barangay Development Plan.

d) The Punong Barangay, in exercise of his supervisory function over the Task Force, may ask clarification or suggest/advise adjustments to improve the YDP.

e) The Sangguniang Barangay shall enact appropriate Budget Ordinance for the purpose, and submit the same to the Sangguniang Panlungsod/Bayan for the latter's review.


Access to Funds

SECTION 1. Access to Funds. After the Sangguniang Barangay approves the barangay budget, the Task Force can begin accessing funds for its planned projects and activities and shall:

a) Prepare individual activity design for each of the projects/activities included in the plan, signed by all the members of the Task Force, detailing the process involved in the planned project/activity indicating funds to be used.

b) Submit the activity designs to the Punong Barangay.


Final Provisions

SECTION 1. Separability Clause. If any provisions of these Rules or any part thereof be declared invalid or unconstitutional, the remaining provisions not affected thereby shall continue in full force and effect.

SECTION 2. Repealing Clause. All other rules and regulations or parts thereof, inconsistent with the Act and the foregoing rules and regulations are hereby repealed, amended or modified accordingly.

SECTION 3. Effectivity. These Rules shall immediately take effect upon approval.

Chairman of the Commission on Elections

Secretary of the Department
of the Interior and Local Government