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Bacolod City, Philippines Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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Lacson not opposed
to poll postponement
BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN

 

Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson yesterday registered no opposition to the postponement of next year’s barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections to May 2022.

Lacson said he anticipates the postponement of the synchronized elections, being pushed by influential government officials, stressing that it was not the first that time they were postponed.

What is important is that barangay officials will have a longer time to do service for their respective communities. Let this be an inspiration to them that they will be able to serve longer, he added.

The House of Representatives already approved on third and final reading a bill postponing the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections scheduled in May next year.

A total of 194 congressmen voted to approve House Bill 4933, which seeks to hold the barangay and SK elections on Dec. 5, 2022 and the term of office of elected barangay and SK will start on Jan. 1, 2023.

Subsequent barangay and SK elections will be held on the first Monday of December 2025 and every three years thereafter.

During his fourth State of the Nation Address last July, President Rodrigo Duterte asked Congress to postpone the 2020 barangay and SK elections.*

 

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