MANILA - Kabataan Party-List Rep. Sarah Elago was recognized as one of this year's One Young World Politician of the Year, which recognizes 5 of the "world's most outstanding politicians" representing the youth.
"Philippines and Kabataan represent! Malugod na ibinabahagi ng @KabataanPL ang pagkilala na ito sa lahat ng kabataan na nagsusulong ng bagong pulitika ng pag-asa, pagkilos at pagbabago na naglilingkod sa sambayanan nang buong husay at katapatan," Elago said in a Facebook post.
According to One Young World, the annual award is given to politicians between the ages of 18-35 who "have a positive impact on young people in their communities and countries."
"Through their important work, these candidates highlight the benefit of including young people in politics," One Young World said.
The other winners were Erik Marquardt, 33, of Germany; Joanah Mamombe, 27, of Zimbabwe; Michael Tubbs, 30, of the United States; and Zarifa Ghafari, 28, of Afghanistan.
The 5 awardees will be presented with the award at the One Young World 2021 Summit taking place in Munich, Germany on April 23-26.