BSC Pres. Dr. Alfonso Cholo Simon delivers the Opening Message during the Youth Congress sponsored by the DILG-Batanes and attended by students and youth leaders from different schools in different levels in the Province of Batanes.

The Youth Congress is also aimed at eliciting support for Federalism and Constitutional Reform. Main lecturer was Dr. Virgilio M. Bautista, former President of the University of Baguio and a member of the Consultative Committee to Review the 1987 Constitution