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Prez Duterte signs law postponing barangay, SK elections

Photo credit: REUTERS/Hoang Dinh Nam/Pool
Photo credit: REUTERS/Hoang Dinh Nam/Pool

The scheduled barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections will not be pushing through this coming October 31, 2016.

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the law postponing the said elections, instead, it will be moved on October 2017.

Presidential Communications Assistant Sec. Marie Banaag said that Executive Sec. Salvador Medialdea has confirmed that the president has signed the postponement of Barangay and SK polls.

Due to the decision, incumbent barangay and SK officials will remain in their positions for another year.

Pres. Duterte supports the decision due to fear that candidates might use drug money to fund for their campaigns.

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