The National Youth Congress (NYC) is the premiere Philippine youth economics forum centered on providing students with an avenue to discuss on pressing issues surrounding a certain theme.
NYC is a partnership that first started in 2003 between two of the prime student organizations in the University of the Philippines, Diliman – the UP Economics Society (UP Ecosoc), and the UP School of Economics Student Council (UP SESC). As two of the University’s leading student bodies, we have jointly promoted service and utmost excellence through meaningful activities that cater to the youth of today.
Over the years, the Congress has grown into a deeply respected event, tackling pressing issues like labor migration, environmental sustainability, the country’s progress on the Millenium Development Goals, and the role of agricultural sector in economic development. In 2008, it included among its speakers two notable senators – Edgardo Angara, who was the first post-Marcos UP President, and Noynoy Aquino, who would go on to become the President just two years later. The roster of speakers also recently included two former NEDA director-generals: Solita “Winnie” Collas-Monsod and Cayetano Paderanga Jr. Last year, Manuel “Mar” Roxas II, who was a former Senator and the former Secretary of the DILG, also served as a speaker for the Congress. The National Youth Congress was officially endorsed by NEDA for the first time in 2008 and by the Department of Education (DepEd) in 2009. Since 2014, the Congress expanded to become a three-day event, which culminates with a field trip to different institutions, such as the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), and the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE).
Now on its fourteenth year, the National Youth Congress aims even further and continues its legacy by exploring on the field of regional economics, and how it develops a communal identity, regional interaction, and national unity. The theme for the 14th National Youth Congress is The Philippine Equation: Linking Regions Towards Nation Building.
The 14th National Youth Congress is endorsed by the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), the National Youth Commission (NYC), Department of Tourism (DOT), and the Department of Education (DepEd). It is co-presented by Uber, Inquirer.net, ScoutMagazine, John Robert Powers, Limelight Journals, Coffee Bean Tea & Leaf, and TheInternational New York Times, in partnership with Jollibee, BIC, Gibi, UPSEAA, iCPA, San Miguel Foundation, Frappe La Rue, Diligence Cafe, Nescafe, Vital, and Milo. It is featured by media partners WhenInManila.com, DZUP, ClickTheCity, Voice of YouthNetwork, 99.5 Play FM, BusinessWorld, Mellow 94.7, Radio Corporation of the Philippines, Chalk, and CNN Philippines.
The event will be held from November 18 up to November 20 at the University of the Philippines Diliman and will be catering to 300 students and faculty members of various high schools across the country.
Participants: Grades 10 to 12 High School Students
Organizers: UP Economics Society (UP Ecosoc), UP School of Economics Student Council (UP SESC)
Official Website: http://nationalyouthcongressph.weebly.com/
Contact: Icon Tagle
NYC 14 Publicity & Promotions Director