TACLOBAN CITY – Members of youth organizations from the region gathered this week to map out plans to help their sector recover from the aftermath of supertyphoon “Yolanda.” The three-day gathering which ended on December 6 was spearheaded by the Sinirangan Bisayas Youth Organization (SBYO), an affiliate of the An Waray party-list group. The gathering, now on its 8th year, carried the theme “Resilient Leadership: Strengthening Connections; Rise Above the challenge.” The leadership conference aimed to engage the youth, enhance their skills and talents and to galvanize them into action as active members of the society, Charles Vincent Manarang, conference director said. “Since we all experienced the same ordeal, we are also aware that if the youth will not do anything, who else would help us?” Manarang said. (CARYL VIVIEN S.TOMANDA, LNU Intern)