Rappler's latest stories on 2017 barangay and SK elections
Only minority Senator Risa Hontiveros opposes the measure, saying it is 'motivated only by the President's desire to have full control over the barangays'
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(UPDATED) Set to be enforced during the election period, the gun ban begins on October 1
Meanwhile the filing of certificates of candidacy for barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan bets will be from September 23 to 30
As the Comelec continues its preparations for the polls, Senate electoral reforms committee chair Richard Gordon aims to come up with a decision on the postponement by Monday, August 28
The need to prepare for the polls in October despite plans to postpone it is the overriding consideration says Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez
The Comelec prepares for the village and youth council polls despite a proposal in the House of Representatives to postpone them again
The registration period is from November 7 2016 to April 29 2017