/ 18 June 2022

DUTERTE Youth Party-list Rep. Marie Cardema slammed the Kabataan Party-list Group for implicating National Youth Commission Chairman Ronald Cardema in the alleged misuse of Sangguniang Kabataan funds.

Earlier, Kabataan Party-list Representative-elect Raoul Manuel condemned the NYC for allegedly using SK funds for an anti-communisim campaign.

Manuel based his call on the report of the Commission on Audit that P651,999.72 in SK training funds lodged at the youth commission was spent on activities and personnel of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict.

The Duterte Youth representative defended her husband.

“Clearly, Manuel did not do his research and can expect a sure win libel case against him,” she said.

“To slam his slamming, this is the clear reply: The issue on SKs being oriented to counter-insurgency was in 2021. Ronald Cardema was just appointed NYC Chairman this January 17, 2022 for a fixed term of three years until 2025,” she added.

To prove her point, she posted a copy of the appointment paper of the NYC Chairman.