The Commission on Elections insisted that the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections will continue this October 23 since the proposed postponement is not yet legislated.
According to COMELEC spokesman James Jimenez, they are preparing to deliver 50 million ballots and that the filing of the Certificates of Candidacy will start this October 5 and will end this October 11.
Director Jimenez further added that President Rodrigo Duterte needs to sign the proposal to postpone the Barangay and SK election before the Filing of COC starts in order to avoid problems.
Dir. Jimenez explained that, if an official files a COC and the elections were suddenly suspended, the individual is automatically ‘resigned’ and will lose his job.
Dir. Jimenez also reminded the public that the election period has already started.