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Masbate youth council visits Pasay for benchmarking

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Pasay City - The Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) of Masbate City embarked on a benchmarking activity, led by Mr. Karlou Medina, on June 6, 2023. They were warmly welcomed at the Office of the Mother of Pasay City, Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano, along with Chief of Staff Peter Eric Pardo, Ms. Leanne Rubiano, Mr. Adrian Martinez, and Pasay SK Federation President Migs Mañez.

During the visit, the representatives from Masbate City and Pasay City engaged in fruitful discussions regarding the programs and initiatives concerning the youth in Pasay. The purpose of the benchmarking activity was to gather valuable insights and learn from the successful initiatives implemented by Pasay City, which could serve as a benchmark and model for programs targeting the youth in Masbate.

The meeting served as an opportunity for both parties to exchange ideas, share experiences, and explore potential collaborative programs between the two cities. The SK members from Masbate City expressed their eagerness to learn from Pasay City's best practices in youth empowerment and development, with the aim of enhancing the youth programs in their own locality.


Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano commended the Masbate City Youth Council for their proactive approach in seeking inspiration and guidance from Pasay City. She emphasized the importance of collaboration and cooperation among local government units, particularly in addressing the needs and concerns of the youth.

The discussions revolved around various topics, including youth participation in governance, skills development, sports and recreation, and community engagement. Both parties explored the potential for joint initiatives that would mutually benefit the youth of Masbate City and Pasay City.

The benchmarking activity served as a platform for knowledge sharing and establishing connections between the youth councils of Masbate City and Pasay City. It highlighted the commitment of both local government units in prioritizing the welfare and development of their young constituents.

As the meeting concluded, the SK members from Masbate City expressed their gratitude to Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano and the Pasay City government for their warm reception and valuable insights. They were inspired by the innovative programs and initiatives implemented in Pasay City and expressed their determination to adapt and implement similar approaches in Masbate City.


The benchmarking activity between the SK of Masbate City and Pasay City signifies the spirit of collaboration and learning among local government units. It serves as a testament to the commitment of both cities in nurturing the potential and well-being of their youth, and working together to create a brighter future for the next generation.

The fruitful exchange of ideas and experiences during the benchmarking activity sets the stage for future collaborations and shared initiatives between Masbate City and Pasay City. Both parties look forward to further strengthening their partnership in empowering the youth and fostering their active participation in community development.

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