Senate okays barangay, SK polls postponement

September 30, 2019

THE Senate has approved a bill postponing the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections originally scheduled in May 2020 and rescheduling it to December 5, 2022.

Voting 21-0, the Senate approved the bill on third and final reading with none of the senators abstaining from the voting.

The bill proposes holding the barangay and SK elections every three years.
The amended Senate Bill No. 1043, a consolidation of five bills, was contained in Committee Report No. 4 and presented in the plenary by Senator Imee Marcos, chairperson of the electoral reforms and people’s participation.

If enacted into law, there will be two elections in 2022 -- the presidential elections in May while the elections for village and youth leaders will be in December of the same year.

The barangay elections had been postponed six times since 1988.