House panel OKs postponement of 2020 barangay, SK polls

Pathricia Ann Roxas - Inquirer.net 09/24/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The House committee on suffrage and electoral reforms approved Tuesday bills postponing the 2020 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections to the second Monday of May 2023. Committee chair and Negros Occidental 4th District…

Senate OKs on second reading bill postponing barangay, SK elections

Neil Arwin Mercado - Inquirer.net 09/24/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Senate on Tuesday approved on second reading the bill seeking to postpone the village (barangay) and youth council elections. The Senate approved on second reading Senate Bill No. 1043 which seeks to hold…

100-300k new voters expected to register in Cebu

Rosalie Abatayo 07/10/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Cebu is expecting some 100,000-300,000 new voters as they reopen registrations from August 1 to September 30, 2019 for the May 2020 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections…

Holganza-Ortiz proclaimed as Baod village chief in Bantayan

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 05/15/2018

Ruby Holganza-Ortiz was proclaimed as the new village chief of Barangay Baod, Bantayan town, Cebu on Monday night (May 14). Holganza-Ortiz, who was unopposed, received 1,066 votes. There are 1,665 registered voters in Barangay Baod. She will…

SK POLITICS GETS DIRTY: Mothers complain ‘hakot’ practice among youth in Barangay Suba

Cris Evert Lato-Ruffolo 05/14/2018

  Barely six hours before voting precincts will open for the local elections, at least two mothers from Barangay Suba, Cebu City are now looking for their missing children. Their children, who are voters for the Sangguniang…

Duterte postpones barangay elections

Inquirer.net 10/04/2017

Communications Secretary Martin Andanar confirmed this in a text message to INQUIRER.net. Asked if the President signed on Tuesday the bill postponing the said elections, he replied, “Yes.” The new law was signed less than a month before the scheduled…

Castillano: Better to hold barangay elections in May 2018

USJ-R Intern Kristine Remolisan 08/31/2017

CEBU Provincial Elections Supervisor Lionel Marco Castillano expressed his preference to conduct the barangay election next May 2018 than in October 2018. Castillano said having the election in May would mean that there would be no disruption…

BARANGAY CAPTAINS WILL BE ARMED

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/11/2017

Chief Supt. Noli Taliño says PRO 7 willing to train village chiefs in proper gun handling Barangay captains in Mandaue City will soon get back their city government-issued firearms. But Mandaue City Mayor Luigi Quisumbing assured that…

Arming barangay chiefs

Editorial 05/11/2017

A plan to arm barangay chairpersons with firearms by Mandaue City Mayor Luigi Quisumbing which drew support from Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III raises some questions, not least of which is whether it is the right solution…

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…

Anti-drug chief not agreeable to suspending polls

Izobelle T. Pulgo 03/29/2017

The provincial government’s anti-drug chief isn’t keen about President Rodrigo Duterte’s plan to postpone the barangay elections and appoint barangay officials on his own. “I am not totally agreeable in terms of the appointment of barangay officials.…

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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