SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau
03 October 2019 07:40:14 PM
The House of Representatives approved on second reading yesterday House Bill 4933 which seeks to postpone the synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections. The proposed amendment of Rep. Rufus Rodriguez (2nd District, Cagayan de Oro City) to move the Barangay and SK elections from the second Monday of May 2020 to the first Monday of December 2022 was approved by the House. Committee on Suffrage and Electoral Reforms Chairperson Rep. Juliet Marie De Leon Ferrer (4th District, Negros Occidental) sponsored and defended HB 4933 on the floor. The bill is a legislative priority of the House this 18th Congress. A similar measure was passed in the Senate.