Duterte moves barangay, SK polls to 2022

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DAVAO CITY —- President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday has signed into law a measure moving the May 2020 the barangay (village) and Sangguniang Kabataan (youth council) elections to December 5, 2022.

Duterte signed Republic Act (RA) 11462 also known as the Postponement of the 2020 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections Act during a ceremonial signing held at Palace’s Rizal Hall on Tuesday afternoon.

This means, Incumbent village executives and officials of the youth council will remain in office until their successors have been duly elected or unless they have been removed or suspended.

The new set of barangay and SK officials elected in December 2022 will assume office on Jan. 1, 2023.

In his speech, Duterte the said postponing the elections is needed in “realizing meaningful and lasting reform for the good of our nation.”

The signing was witnessed by Senate President Vicente Sotto III, House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, Senator Maria Imelda Josefa Marcos, Negros Occidental 4th District Rep. Juliet Ferrer, Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año, and Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea.

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