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Thursday, October 3, 2013

President Aquino signs law postponing SK elections

It is now official, there will be no Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections on October 28, 2013.

President Benigno Aquino III has already signed on October 3, 2013 (Thursday) the law postponing the youth council polls which was supposedly sychronized with the barangay elections on October 28.

The new date for the SK polls will be between October 28, 2014 and February 23, 2015, which shall be determined by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC).

There will be no holdover for current SK officials, who shall all step down from office when their term ends at noon on November 30, 2013.

There will also be no temporary appointments to fill the vacancy until the next elections.

Congress is now coming up with reforms in the youth councils, giving themselves a year to pass reforms into law.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

COMELEC disqualifies Laguna Gov ER Ejercito for campaign overspending

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has disqualified Laguna governor E.R. Ejercito for overspending during the campaign of the May elections.

COMELEC Resolution No. 9783


Supplemental Guidelines for the Implementation of Resolution No. 9739, "In the Matter of Collecting the Shares of Barangays to Augment the Funds to be Used for the Conduct of the 2013 Barangay & Sangguniang Kabataan Elections"
(Promulgated:  September 26, 2013)

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Senate and House agree to leave SK posts vacant after poll postponement

By: Andreo Calonzo

MANILA, Philippines (Sept 24, 2013) - Members of the bicameral conference committee tackling the bill postponing the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls on Tuesday agreed to leave the youth council posts vacant until new officials are elected.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

COMELEC slows down in SK polls preparation

By: Tina G. Santos
Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines (12 Sept 2013) - The Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls will most likely be postponed, according to the Commission on Elections (COMELEC).

COMELEC Chairman Sixto Brillantes said Wednesday they have in fact slowed down their preparations for the SK polls.

Friday, August 23, 2013

COMELEC extends COC filing for 3 more days

James Jimenez
The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has extended the filing of certificates of candidacy (COC) for the October 28 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls from three days to six days.

Candidates are allowed to file their COC from October 11 to 17, during office hours or from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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