City councilor named NMYL chair-A A +A
By Bong Garcia
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
COUNCILOR Benjamin Guingona, IV, the youngest City Council member in the Zamboanga Peninsula, was appointed as the chairman of the National Movement of Young Legislators (NMYL) in the region.
The appointment of Guingona was signed by new NMYL president Councilor Kirk Asis of Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur and was inducted together with other NMYL officials last week by Vice-President Jejomar Binay.
Guingona said he hopes to learn more policies and ideas about good governance and enhance his leadership skills through the NMYL programs and seminars.
The NMYL is a group of elected local lawmakers in the country who are aged 35 years old or younger.
The local lawmakers are elected officials who hold positions like municipal/city councilor, municipal/city vice mayor, provincial board member, and provincial vice governor.
NMYL was formed by the Presidential Council for Youth Affairs (PCYA) under President Corazon Aquino as part of her administration's youth development agenda.
The NMYL's founding president was Senator Francis Pangilinan in 1989, when he was still a councilor of Quezon City.
The movement aims to unite and develop young legislators to develop committed, strong, and principled leaders among youth legislators.
In Zamboanga Peninsula, there are at least 142 NMYL members.