Senate OKs bill postponing barangay, SK polls to 2022
Sen. Imee Marcos, sponsor of Senate Bill 10043, said barangay and SK elections would be held every first Monday of December 2025 and every three years thereafter.
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Senate OKs bill postponing barangay, SK polls to 2022
Cecille Suerte Felipe (The Philippine Star) - September 25, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate approved on second reading yesterday a bill postponing the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections to Dec. 5, 2022.

Sen. Imee Marcos, sponsor of Senate Bill 10043, said barangay and SK elections would be held every first Monday of December 2025 and every three years thereafter.

Marcos, chairperson of the Senate committee on electoral reforms, proposed that elected officials shall assume office on Jan. 31, 2023.

However, she agreed to Sen. Franklin Drilon’s proposal that newly elected officials should assume office on Jan. 1.

“There is no reason for a long gap in the assumption of office,” Drilon said.

At the House of Representatives, members of the committee on suffrage and electoral reforms consolidated around 40 bills seeking to reschedule the barangay and SK elections from May 2020 to May 2023.

Cagayan de Oro 2nd district Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, Cavite 2nd district Rep. Strike Revilla and Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco sponsored the consolidated measure.

If passed into law, it will be the third time since 2016 that the barangay and SK elections will be postponed. – Edu Punay

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