Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Undersecretary and spokesperson Jonathan Malaya on Monday revealed that Ronald Cardema is again the National Youth Commission (NYC) commissioner.
Malaya confirmed this in an interview over GMA News.
He explained that the commission is under the DILG.
The controversial Cardema was disqualified as nominee of the Duterte Youth party-list in 2019 during the May polls for exceeding the age limit.
During that time, Cardema was already 34 years old.
After several months of insisting on the legality of his congressional bid before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Cardema withdrew his own nomination as the party’s first nominee in 2019.
In a notice of withdrawal filed September 13, Cardema said: “I, Ronald Gian Carlo Cardema…hereby present to our party and to the Comelec my intent to withdraw from my nomination as the first nominee of the Duterte Youth Party-List”.