The National Youth Commission (NYC) was created under Republic Act 8044, or the Youth in Nation-Building Act, crafted from a House bill principally authored by Manila Rep. Jaime Lopez and not by Ferdinand Marcos Jr. when he was a member of the Ninth Congress.
But a video by Tiktok user yongxiescoid21 posted on June 25 erroneously claimed that House Bill 4660 introduced by Marcos when he was then Ilocos Norte representative created the commission.
Marcos was sworn in as president on June 30.
Records show that RA No. 8044, signed on June 7, 1995 by President Fidel Ramos, is a consolidation of Lopez’s House Bill 11614 and Senate Bill 1977.
House records, meanwhile, show that Marcos’ HB 4660 was substituted by HB 11614 and that he and 58 other congressmen became co-authors of Lopez’s bill.
Press One earlier debunked a claim that Marcos was the principal author of a law that created NYC.
The TikTok video has garnered 509 views and 108 likes as of writing. (HM)