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Bacolod City, Philippines Monday, July 11, 2016
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Current pols' kin can't run for KK posts
BY CHRYSEE SAMILLANO

Candidates for the Katipunan ng Kabataan cannot run if they have relatives who are incumbent national or local officials.

Bacolod Election Officer Mavil Majarucon-Sia said Republic Act 10742 of the Sangguniang Kabatan Reform Act of 2015, is the first law that has a provision for anti-dynasty.

Based on the law, candidates for Katipunan ng Kabataan must not be related within the second civil degree of consanguinity or affinity to any elected national or local official, she said.

Majarucon-Sia cited, for example, that if a candidate's father is a barangay captain, he or she cannot run for Katipunan ng Kabataan.

The synchronized Barangay and Katipunan ng Kabataan (Sangguniang Kabataan) elections is set on October 31.

Section 10 of RA 10742 provides that an official of the SK, either elective or appointive, must be a citizen of the Philippines, a qualified voter of the Katipunan ng Kabataan, a resident of the barangay for no less than one year immediately preceding the day of the election, at least 18 years old but not more than 24 years old on the day of the election.

It also provides that he or she must not be related within the second civil degree of consanguinity or affinity to any incumbent elected national official or to any incumbent elected regional, provincial, city, municipality or barangay official, in the locality where he or she seeks to be elected, and must not have been convicted by final judgment of any crime involving moral turpitude.

Meanwhile, Majarucon-Sia said the registration of voters will be on July 15 to 30, including Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.

But during the registration they cannot entertain transfers within or transfer outside, but only new registration, reactivation and correction, she said.

Majarucon-Sia said those who can register for the KK election are those aged 15 to 30 years old and for the Barangay election 18 years old and above.*CGS

 

 

 

 

 

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