THERE is a big chance that the scheduled election for Sangunian Kabataan (SK) officials this October will not push through, Sen. Ferdinand “Bong Bong” Marcos Jr. said
Marcos, in an interview with reporters, disclosed that there seems be a consensus both from the national government and other concerned parties to postpone the SK polls until Congress is able to address issues hounding the youth council.
Marcos, chair of the Senate Committee on local government, said that he will try to have the committee report finished and signed by the members of the panel this week and report it to the plenary by Monday, September 9.
“We need to tackle the proposal immediately in so that the Comelec [Commission on Election] will know if there is a need for the poll body to prepare for SK polls or not,” Marcos said in an interview after the Senate hearing on SK election postponement.
Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes, in a separate interview expressed no objection over the suspension of this year’s SK election but maintained that the agency will continue to prepare for both barangay and SK polls until Congress approves the proposal.
According to Brillantes, the postponement of the youth council elections will also help the Comelec see if the barangay could function even without SK. JEFFERSON ANTIPORDA