House OKs barangay, SK polls postponement to December 2022

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MANILA — As Congress resumes its session, the House of Representatives on Monday approved on third and final reading a measure seeking the postponement of the May 2020 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections to December 5, 2022.

With a vote of 194-6-0, the lower chamber approved House Bill 4933, which seeks to move the barangay and SK polls from the second Monday of May 2020 to the first Monday of December 2022.

If enacted into law, there will be two elections in 2022 — the presidential elections in May and the synchronized barangay and SK elections seven months after.

The bill also proposes that the subsequent polls will be held on the first Monday of December every three years after 2022.

Until their successors have been duly elected, all incumbent barangay and SK officials shall remain in office, unless sooner removed or suspended for cause.

The most recent barangay and SK elections were held in May 2018. Originally, it was supposed to take place in October 2017. (PNA)

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