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What's on Aiza Seguerra's plate as the new National Youth Commission Head?

Singer, songwriter, and former child star Aiza Seguerra has just been appointed as the new head of National Youth Commission (NYC). While mixed opinions are flying around, let's take time to check what's on her plate as the head of NYC by looking at the NYC Mandate and see from there what our opinions should be.
Republic Act No. 8044, otherwise known as the “Youth in Nation Building Act of 1995”, provides that the NYC shall be the policy-making coordinating body of all youth-related institutions, programs, projects and activities of the government. (Section 6) 
Section 8 of the same Act provides further NYC’s objectives, as follows: a) to provide the leadership in the formulation of policies and in the setting of priorities and direction of all youth promotion and development programs and activities; b) to encourage wide and active participation of the youth in all governmental and non-governmental programs, projects and activities affecting them; c) to harness and develop the full potential of the youth as partners in nation-building; and d) to supplement government appropriations for youth promotion and development with funds from other sources.
Based on that, Seguerra is expected to be highly-involved with policy-making related to the development of the Filipino youth.

The commission's website details the functions as well as the vision and mission but here's a summary:
Related to the agency goals, NYC set its target organizational outcome (OO) of improving the coordination of government actions for the development of the youth. The service or output being provided by the agency to realize its outcome is centered on the provision of youth development policy advisory and advocacy.
Before this new role she's taking on, Seguerra has been involved with some advocacies. It is summarized in the recent statement issued by Kabataan party-list Representative Sarah Elago and Marjohara Tucay, president of the youth party:
"We extend our warmest congratulations to Mr. Aiza Seguerra on his appointment as the new chairperson of the National Youth Commission (NYC), the government's primary policy-making body on youth affairs.
"We have all witnessed Mr. Seguerra's growth as a firebrand change-maker, with him and his wife Liza Diño actively engaging in vital issues including the plight of our Lumad brothers and sisters. 
"We also note his active role in promoting Philippine culture and the arts.As the sole youth party in Congress, we express our commitment towards working with Mr. Seguerra and the NYC in promoting the rights and welfare of the youth.
"Together, let us address the most pressing issues faced by the youth sector, including soaring tuition rates in our schools, high youth unemployment, and contractualization.We look forward to working with the NYC under Mr. Seguerra's leadership to campaign for free public education at all levels, and truly uplifting the lives of the Filipino youth." 
Just based on that, do you think Aiza Seguerra is the best one for the job? Tell us your comments. 

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