Recently announced, Aiza Seguerra has been appointed as the National Youth Commission (NYC) chairperson. The news being broadcasted on August 12 during NYC’s convention in Quezon City, where Aiza is a guest of honor.
Being the new NYC chair, Aiza Seguerra will focus on LGBT and reproductive health issues, among other things.
Aiza will be under NYC Commissioner JP Peñol administration.
“He carries with him the advocacy of LGBT rights. So, it is the pleasure of the NYC to have a person like him who’s already popular, so with his popularity, he can bring issues to the limelight at mapag-usapan, especially with the issue of LGBT. At the same time, the issue on reproductive health,” JP said.
Aiza Seguerra will take office on Tuesday, Aug. 16.
Meanwhile, Aiza’s wife Liza Diño, is reported to have been appointed chair of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP).
According to a message sent to ABS-CBN News by Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella, Liza’s appointment is for three years.
In June, Duterte reportedly had a meeting with Aiza and Liza about the promotion of arts and culture.
Thus, Liza on July took to Instagram sharing her meeting with Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco about the administration’s thrust to “give importance to culture as one of the main components in nation building.”
The post was quoted:
“According to Cabinet Secretary Evasco, in line with the President’s mandate on UNITY, culture plays a big role in bringing back our nationhood. Sabi nya, desire ng Pangulo na pagdating ng panahon, wala ng marginalized. Lahat tayo ngayon ay stakeholders sa pagbabagong dala ng gobyernong ang layunin ay paglingkuran ang sambayanan. Marami pa ang kailangang mapag-usapan tungkol sa isyung ito. But for now, malaking bagay ito para sa sining at kultura. In time, sana’y makita rin ng ating gobyerno ang potential ng arts and culture sector bilang creative industry. Napakayaman ng Pilipinas sa talento at cultural goods – as we simultaneously work on propagating cuture and arts across the nation, pwede nating sabayan ng mga programa para ihanda ang bansa as a creative economy,” Liza previously posted.