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Editorial 10/06/2017

With President Rodrigo Duterte suspending anew the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections to May next year, expect barangay officials from around the country to work double-time and do what Tagalogs would call as “pakitang gilas (strut…

It’s final: Barangay, SK polls postponed to May 2018

Fe Marie D. Dumaboc, Inna Gian Mejia, Morexette Marie B. Erram, Nestle S. Semilla 10/04/2017

  IT’S now official. The barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections have been postponed to May next year. President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law on Tuesday Republic Act 10953 postponing the barangay and SK elections to the…

Postponing the barangay, SK elections

Editorial 09/22/2017

With the Senate voting to postpone the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections to May next year, it’s still uncertain to declare that all’s well that ends well as far as the date of this seemingly routine…

Davide welcomes postponement of barangay and SK polls but says no to appointment

Intern 08/11/2017

  CEBU Gov. Hilario Davide III would have wanted the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections to push through this October but nevertheless welcomed its postponement as long as there will be no appointments. Last Monday, the House…

Senate to decide on fate of barangay, SK polls in August

Inquirer 06/28/2017

Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III yesterday said the Senate would decide on the postponement of the barangay and the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections in August amid calls from several lawmakers to finally push through with the…

NYC Confident SK elections will push through

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/27/2017

THE Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections will push through this coming October, said an official of the National Youth Commission. “We are pushing for the SK elections this October so that our youth can have participation (in government).…

86K more voters register for barangay, SK elections

Intern 05/05/2017

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) Cebu Provincial office has recorded more than 80,000 registrants in a span of four months. Based on the data from Comelec Cebu, a total of 86,000 additional voters have registered since the…

Comelec urges youth to register for SK polls

Intern 04/19/2017

Deadline for voter registration is on April 29 With only a few days left before the registration deadline, the Commission on Elections in Central Visayas (Comelec-7) is urging the youth to register for the upcoming October 2017…

Should people support Du30’s appointment of village officials?

Atty. Ruphil F. Bañoc 03/30/2017

The recent plan of President Rodrigo Duterte in postponing again the baranggay election and suggesting that he himself would instead appoint baranggay officials drew mixed reactions. There are those who totally agree with the President. Others are…

Unprecedented control

03/29/2017

The Duterte administration has only until August this year to enact and approve a law that will suspend this year’s barangay elections for an undetermined period and allow the President to appoint barangay officials, but this early,…

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