Gov. Al Francis C. Bichara aims to support and uphold the welfare of the youth sector and provide them opportunities to showcase their skills and potential, and to instill in them knowledge in addressing current societal issues and concerns. With this, the Provincial Youth Development Office headed by Mr. Rhondon C. Ricafort hosted the International Youth Day 2019 and Linggo ng Kabataan at the Albay Astrodome on August 12, 2019.

“Transforming Education” is the theme of the International Youth Day which highlights the efforts of the provincial government to make education more relevant, equitable and inclusive for all youth. Further, participants from different youth sectors and different organization with purpose of helping students around the Bicol Region most especially the students from Albay participated in the event. Representatives from the National Youth Commission and the Department of Interior and Local Government were the guest speakers who imparted their expertise in the field.