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As reported by CNN, Seguerra said she was excited and scared at the same time with the appointment.
She said she would be consulting youth sectors to find out what could be done to help them become empowered.
Seguerra said indigenous peoples were her main advocacy.
"And of course, bilang isang artista (as an artist), kasama na ang [included] arts and culture," she said. "Malaki ang maitutulong nun sa pagbabalik ng nasyonalismo at pagmamahal sa bansa ng ating mga kabataan [This would greatly help in instilling nationalism among the youth].
She also mentioned the problem of drugs, pregnancy and the rising number of HIV cases among the young.
Meanwhile, Seguerra's partner, Liza Diño, was also named as chair of the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP). The couple will serve a term of three years.
Seguerra and Diño had been campaign supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte. Diño's father, Martin, is Duterte's party-mate in PDP-Laban.
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Source: CNN Philippines
Aiza Seguerra appointed as chair of the National Youth Commission (NYC) Reviewed by FilipiNews PH on Friday, August 12, 2016 Rating: