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Nat'l Youth Comm chair Aiza Seguerra: Give SK a chance

Aug 15, 2017 - 3:28 PM

Seguerra calls for Sangguniang Kabataan elections to push through, saying reforms have improved the institution

Nat'l Youth Comm chair Aiza Seguerra: Give SK a chance

Comelec begins printing ballots for 2017 barangay, SK elections

Aug 09, 2017 - 5:05 PM

The need to prepare for the polls in October, despite plans to postpone it, is the overriding consideration, says Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez

Comelec begins printing ballots for 2017 barangay, SK elections

Delaying barangay polls 'trivializes' democratic process – House opposition

Aug 08, 2017 - 5:30 PM

The House of Representatives earlier voted in a caucus to postpone the elections to May 2018 and allow barangay officials to be 'holdovers' until then

Delaying barangay polls 'trivializes' democratic process – House opposition

Are we postponing barangay and SK elections or not? P500M is at stake

Aug 02, 2017 - 8:02 PM

If Congress decides this at the last minute, we risk tossing down the drain about a billion pesos Comelec shall have spent on the preparations

Are we postponing barangay and SK elections or not? P500M is at stake

Duterte, Dela Rosa, Barbers | Evening wRap

Apr 03, 2017 - 8:56 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Ana Arceo

Duterte, Dela Rosa, Barbers | Evening wRap

Barbers defends 'realistic' plan to appoint barangay officials

Apr 03, 2017 - 3:45 PM

The lawmaker says appointing 300,000 barangay officials is nothing compared to the number of drug suspects and crimes that 'would rise' if narco-politicians remain in power

Barbers defends 'realistic' plan to appoint barangay officials

Calendar of activities for October 2017 barangay, SK elections

Mar 31, 2017 - 6:51 PM

The Comelec prepares for the village and youth council polls, despite a proposal in the House of Representatives to postpone them again

Calendar of activities for October 2017 barangay, SK elections

Barbers files bill postponing barangay elections for 3 years

Mar 27, 2017 - 9:29 PM

Surigao del Norte 2nd District Representative Robert Ace Barbers' measure would also allow President Rodrigo Duterte to appoint officers-in-charge once the barangay polls are postponed

Barbers files bill postponing barangay elections for 3 years

Senators to block law allowing Duterte to delay polls, appoint OICs

Mar 27, 2017 - 4:41 PM

Senators from both the majority and minority blocs oppose the President's idea, saying it is 'unconstitutional and undemocratic.'

Senators to block law allowing Duterte to delay polls, appoint OICs

Alvarez confident Local Gov't Code can be amended for barangay OICs

Mar 27, 2017 - 2:10 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says the bill can be passed into law before October if President Rodrigo Duterte certifies the measure as urgent

Alvarez confident Local Gov't Code can be amended for barangay OICs

Voters' registration for 2017 barangay, SK polls resumes Nov 7

Oct 25, 2016 - 7:20 PM

The registration period is from November 7, 2016 to April 29, 2017

Voters' registration for 2017 barangay, SK polls resumes Nov 7

6 bills passed on final reading as House adjourns session

Oct 19, 2016 - 8:14 PM

Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas commends his colleagues for a 'truly productive' session. The House of Representatives resumes session on November 7.

6 bills passed on final reading as House adjourns session

Duterte signs law postponing barangay, SK elections

Oct 18, 2016 - 5:43 PM

The newly-signed law moves the barangay and SK elections scheduled on October 31, 2016, to October next year

Duterte signs law postponing barangay, SK elections

Technology, transparency, and the SK

Sep 24, 2016 - 4:09 PM

A group of 3 young Filipinos want to create a transparency portal to help restore trust in the Sangguniang Kabataan

Technology, transparency, and the SK

Comelec to restart voters' registration for barangay, SK polls

Sep 22, 2016 - 4:08 PM

The registration period is from October 3, 2016 to April 29, 2017. This is after both houses of Congress have approved bills postponing the barangay and SK polls to 2017.

Comelec to restart voters' registration for barangay, SK polls

House approves on 2nd reading postponement of barangay, SK polls

Sep 06, 2016 - 6:08 PM

(UPDATED) House Bill 3384 seeks to defer the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections to October 2017

House approves on 2nd reading postponement of barangay, SK polls

Replace barangay officials with OICs until next polls – House minority

Aug 31, 2016 - 1:55 PM

House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez says the prevalence of drug use in barangays nationwide puts into question the local officials' ability to police their own backyards

Replace barangay officials with OICs until next polls – House minority

Senate, House agree to postpone SK, barangay polls to 2017

Aug 30, 2016 - 5:31 PM

Both Houses of the 17th Congress expect to separately approve the bills within the first half of September this year, and have President Rodrigo Duterte sign a consolidated version into law

Senate, House agree to postpone SK, barangay polls to 2017

Duterte on De Lima, Barangay & SK polls, South China Sea | 6PM wRap

Aug 29, 2016 - 7:13 PM

Watch Rappler's 6PM newscast with Mara Cepeda

Duterte on De Lima, Barangay & SK polls, South China Sea | 6PM wRap

Printing of ballots for barangay, SK polls stopped

Aug 29, 2016 - 12:55 PM

The Comelec will wait for a law or joint resolution in Congress formalizing the polls' postponement

Printing of ballots for barangay, SK polls stopped

SK elections, EU immigration, 2016 MTV VMA | 12PM wRap

Aug 29, 2016 - 12:03 PM

Watch Rappler’s 12PM newscast with Zak Yuson

SK elections, EU immigration, 2016 MTV VMA | 12PM wRap

LOOK: Senate panel recommends postponement of barangay, SK polls

Aug 29, 2016 - 8:13 AM

17 senators have so far signed the committee report recommending the postponement of the elections from October 31, 2016 to October 30, 2017

LOOK: Senate panel recommends postponement of barangay, SK polls

Nat'l Youth Commission: Abolishing SK will deprive youth of their voice

Aug 28, 2016 - 6:35 PM

NYC Chairperson Aiza Seguerra says removing the Sangguniang Kabataan would 'disenfranchise the Filipino youth'

Nat'l Youth Commission: Abolishing SK will deprive youth of their voice

Alvarez wants to abolish SK, barangay councilors

Aug 28, 2016 - 10:31 AM

He says the posts for barangay councilors and the Sangguniang Kabataan are useless

Alvarez wants to abolish SK, barangay councilors

'Practical' to postpone barangay, SK elections – Alvarez

Aug 25, 2016 - 3:16 PM

President Duterte himself is in favor of it, as several lawmakers file bills and resolutions seeking to move the elections to October 2018

'Practical' to postpone barangay, SK elections – Alvarez

Cayetano seeks barangay, SK polls postponement

Aug 18, 2016 - 6:54 AM

This would allow the government to 'sustain the momentum' in the war against illegal drugs, and give Congress time to legislate reforms in the barangays, says the senator

Cayetano seeks barangay, SK polls postponement

De Lima pushes for term extension for barangay, SK officials

Aug 09, 2016 - 7:17 PM

If her Senate bill is passed, the village and youth council elections scheduled for October 2016 will be postponed to October 2018

De Lima pushes for term extension for barangay, SK officials

Filipino youth fear disenfranchisement in October polls

Aug 04, 2016 - 8:37 PM

October 31 marks the first Sangguniang Kabataan election after 3 years

Filipino youth fear disenfranchisement in October polls

Youth groups want 15 more days for SK registration

Aug 04, 2016 - 8:28 PM

The petitioners tell the Supreme Court that the Comelec violated the SK Reform Act, which provides for an enlistment period of no less than 30 days

Youth groups want 15 more days for SK registration

Groups urge youth to make change come in SK

Jul 28, 2016 - 11:03 AM

The upcoming Sanngguniang Kabataan elections is the first one after the RA 10742 or the SK Reform Law was signed on January 15, 2016

Groups urge youth to make change come in SK

Sangguniang Kabataan logo gets a new look in time for fresh elections

Jul 28, 2016 - 10:39 AM

After some 20 years, the youth organization gets a new symbol

Sangguniang Kabataan logo gets a new look in time for fresh elections

Drilon: Anti-political dynasty bill 'highly possible' in 17th Congress

Jul 23, 2016 - 10:07 PM

Senator Franklin Drilon files Senate Bill 230 which seeks to 'level the playing field in the political arena'

Drilon: Anti-political dynasty bill 'highly possible' in 17th Congress

Comelec releases calendar of activities for 2016 barangay, SK elections

Jul 16, 2016 - 10:23 PM

The Comelec also lists prohibitions during the election and campaign periods, and on election day itself

Comelec releases calendar of activities for 2016 barangay, SK elections

Registration for 2016 barangay, SK polls set for July 15-30

Jul 07, 2016 - 8:46 PM

The village and youth council elections will be on October 31

Registration for 2016 barangay, SK polls set for July 15-30

Bello, Kapunan priorities: Youth empowerment, education

Apr 06, 2016 - 7:17 PM

Senatorial candidates Walden Bello and Lorna Kapunan zero in on correcting structures which put the youth at a disadvantage

Bello, Kapunan priorities: Youth empowerment, education

What’s in the new Sangguniang Kabataan?

Jan 31, 2016 - 5:18 PM

2016 will mark the first SK elections after a 3-year hiatus

What’s in the new Sangguniang Kabataan?

Aquino signs law for Sangguniang Kabataan reforms

Jan 19, 2016 - 6:57 PM

Lawmakers say the SK Reform Act is the first law with an anti-political dynasty provision

Aquino signs law for Sangguniang Kabataan reforms

Use P7.7B SK fund to fight hunger – Recto

Mar 27, 2015 - 5:53 PM

The P7.7 billion allotted to the Sangguniang Kabataan can be used for programs addressing hunger and malnutrition across the country

Use P7.7B SK fund to fight hunger – Recto

Aquino moves Sangguniang Kabataan polls to 2016

Mar 26, 2015 - 7:22 PM

Comelec spokesman James Jimenez says this allows the poll body to focus on preparations for the Philippine's national and local elections in May 2016

Aquino moves Sangguniang Kabataan polls to 2016

A glimmer of hope for the SK

Feb 27, 2015 - 12:20 PM

These reforms will hopefully move the Sangguniang Kabataan toward a merit system that values competency and away from patronage politics

A glimmer of hope for the SK

NYC lauds Senate passage of SK reform bill

Feb 10, 2015 - 9:04 AM

The National Youth Commission calls the anti-dynasty clause a 'landmark provision'

NYC lauds Senate passage of SK reform bill

Comelec moves SK elections to April 25

Feb 05, 2015 - 4:26 PM

The Comelec says it is a temporary measure to give it enough time to prepare for the youth polls, pending President Aquino's signature on a law postponing it to October 2016

Comelec moves SK elections to April 25

Senate approves postponement of SK elections

Feb 02, 2015 - 7:18 PM

The conduct of the polls will be moved from February 21 this year to the last Monday of October 2016

Senate approves postponement of SK elections

House panel approves SK reform bill

Jan 28, 2015 - 6:19 PM

The consolidated bill provides for the adjustment of the age bracket for youth officials and voters, fiscal autonomy for the SK, and an anti-dynasty clause

House panel approves SK reform bill

Senate panel okays SK polls postponement

Jan 23, 2015 - 1:25 PM

The Senate committee on local government is set to sponsor at the plenary a measure postponing the youth polls to October 2016

Senate panel okays SK polls postponement

Senators open to postponing SK polls pending reforms bill

Jan 22, 2015 - 9:13 PM

Holding the SK elections without reforms in place will render all discussions to reform the SK as 'useless,' says Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr

Senators open to postponing SK polls pending reforms bill

Comelec resets gun ban as SK election period shortened

Jan 22, 2015 - 8:18 AM

(UPDATED) The gun ban will now be enforced from February 6 to March 2. Comelec's move is in response to recent developments about a possible postponement of the February SK polls.

Comelec resets gun ban as SK election period shortened

Senators, Comelec at odds over SK polls postponement

Jan 21, 2015 - 6:57 PM

While preparing for the youth council elections in February, as the law requires, the poll body reiterates its hope the Senate will agree to postpone the exercise

Senators, Comelec at odds over SK polls postponement

Election period for 2015 SK polls begins January 22

Jan 20, 2015 - 7:20 PM

The gun ban and other election-related bans will be enforced in connection with the February 21 Sangguniang Kabataan polls

Election period for 2015 SK polls begins January 22

House passes bill postponing SK polls anew

Dec 01, 2014 - 7:37 PM

Passed on 3rd reading, House Bill 5209 sets the next youth council polls for the last Monday of October 2016, in sync with the next barangay elections

House passes bill postponing SK polls anew