Comelec resets SK campaign time again

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THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) has again reset the start of the campaign period for next month’s Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) or Youth Council elections.

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Comelec Resolution 9934, promulgated on Tuesday by the Comelec en banc, sets April 10-May 10 as the campaign period.

The SK polls are set for April 25.

The Comelec spokesman, Director James Jimenez, on Wednesday explained that the poll body has deemed it necessary to adjust further the start of the campaign period in the Calendar of Activities and Periods of Certain Prohibited Acts “to avoid a situation wherein the prohibition on certain acts is already effective, only to be nullified later on when House Bill (HB) 5209 becomes a law.”

HB 5209 postponing the SK elections to the last Monday of October 2016 is awaiting approval at the Office of the President.

On October 21, 2014, the Comelec issued Resolution 9905 setting the conduct of the SK polls for February 21, 2015.

It again postponed the SK elections to April 25, 2015 by virtue of Comelec Resolution 9930 promulgated on February 5, 2015.

The campaign period for the SK polls is supposed to start on March 26, 2015, under Comelec Resolution 9930.

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