A symposium on Teenage Pregnancy Awareness and ProtecTEEN was recently conductedas part of the Capability Building of the members of the Pag-asa Youth Association of the Philippines (PYAP) Malaybalay Chapter and a lecture on Organic Concoction and extracts. This was held at Loiza’s in barangay Casisang last August 11, 2023.
The activity aims to encourage the PYAP leaders to engage on various events that can benefit both out of school youth (OSY) and in school youth (ISY) to showcase their hidden potentials as leaders and become an advocate for the next generation. The topics given will help them become an effective leader in their respective local PYA Groups in the barangay.

Ms. Genia C. Francisco, Youth Development Officer (YDO) III of City Social Welfare and Development Officer (CSWDO) shared the topic on Teenage Pregnancy Awareness and ProtecTEEN in which she encouraged the federation to become an advocate of change for a better future by avoiding premarital sex and other forms of dating that will lead them to become youth mother and father. Ms. Hanna Marie Z. Dogomeo a former youth service provider also shared her knowledge on how to produce Organic Concoction and Extracts by demonstrating the procedures of the said method which the youth can use in their gardening projects.

A special meeting also took place during the day where PYAP Federation of Malaybalay expressed their appreciation on how Lanao del Norte facilitated and organized the 49th Regional Founding Anniversary. They were challenged to showcase the beauty of Bukidnon on the 50 th Golden Regional Anniversary 2024 to be held in Bukidnon and will be hosted by PYAP Malaybalay City. Activities that can possibly encourage the federation to share their talents and skills in leadership as a group, was suggested to be included.

It was also discussed that the PYAP of Bukidnon Province will be having a PYAP Congress on September 6, 2023 in which different contested event will be held which includes Tiktok Dance Contest, PYAP Got Talent and MR. & MS. PYAP Bukidnon. The PYAP Malaybalay is now preparing for the said event. An upcoming Youth Camp and Outreach Program will also be conducted on September 30, 2023 wherein barangay Manalog is the chosen beneficiary. It is indeed a great opportunity for the youth leaders to get involved on the activities that will help them become productive and effective leaders of our city.