Youth representatives from Manila were among the most active delegates in the recent Dagyaw: Open Government and Participatory Governance Regional Town Hall Meeting 2019 for Luzon, held at the Cuneta Astrodome. ‘Dagyaw,’ a Hiligaynon term that translates to Bayanihan, reflects the government’s initiatives to promote open government and participatory governance for which the youth can make a significant contribution.

Manila’s young delegates were nominated and screened by the Manila Youth Bureau, a unit under the Office of the Mayor which is tasked with promoting and upholding the rights and welfare of Manila’s youth.