MANILA, Philippines – Despite opposition from various sectors, the House of Representatives committee on suffrage approved the postponement of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections to October 8, from the original May 14 this year.
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 28) — Members of the House of Representatives are taking steps to postpone barangay elections anew in a bid to curb the use of illegal drug money in the polls. Surigao del Norte Representative Ace Barbers said in a statement on Monday that House Bill 5359, "An Act Postponing the October 2017 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections," proposed that the ...
The proposal of the House of Representatives to postpone the barangay elections is unconstitutional, veteran election lawyer Romulo Macalintal said Thursday.
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President Rodrigo Duterte is backing the proposed postponement of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections in October. Speaking at the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Mindanao Command in Davao City, Duterte said the election might be infiltrated with drug money if it pushes through.
THE House committee on suffrage and electoral reforms have again decided to postpone the Barangay (village) and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) or Youth Council elections from May 14 to October 8 this year, confirmed by a committee member.
The House Committee on Suffrage tackled a bill seeking to postpone the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections for a third time, but not before things quickly turned ugly between lawmakers and their resource persons.
A key ally of President Rodrigo Duterte from PDP-Laban wants to postpone the May barangay (village) elections to October so that Congress can have an undivided attention in drafting a new Constitution. Rep. Reynaldo Umali of Oriental Mindoro, chairman of the House Committee on Justice, broached the proposal after the recent oath-taking of new ...
Senators junk bid to postpone Barangay, SK elections. 118. SHARES. Share it! Share Tweet. Published August 1, 2017, 10:00 PM. by Hannah Torregoza. Some senators yesterday thumbed down the Commission on Elections (Comelec) call for Congress to expedite the passage of a measure postponing the village and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections set in ...