Namfrel to Congress: Don't postpone barangay, SK polls again

Feb 13, 2018 - 5:16 PM

Namfrel warns that a 3rd postponement of the barangay and SK elections 'brings about a sense of caution and instability' among village officials

BARANGAY POLLS. Election watchdog Namfrel urges Congress not to postpone the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections again. File photo by Rappler

May 14 barangay and SK polls ‘tuloy na tuloy na’

Feb 06, 2018 - 2:09 PM

The DILG and the Comelec emphasize the need to elect barangay and SK leaders who are 'matino, mahusay, at maaasahan'

BARANGAY, SK POLLS. DILG Undersecretary Martin Dino (right) and Comelec Spokeperson James Jimenez (left)  hold a joint press conference launching a campaign for 'Matino, Mahusay at Matapang' Barangay and SK officials to encourage the public to vote for good leaders on May 14, 2018, at the DILG office in Quezon City on Tuesday. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Comelec suspends barangay, SK polls in Marawi

Jan 31, 2018 - 2:27 PM

The barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections in the rest of Mindanao 'will push through as scheduled,' says Comelec Spokesman James Jimenez

Comelec eyes postponing barangay, SK polls in Mindanao

Jan 12, 2018 - 5:10 PM

(UPDATED) The Commission on Election is considering another postponement in Mindanao after Congress extended martial law in the island group to the end of 2018

2018 barangay, SK polls voter registration set Nov 6 to 30

Oct 24, 2017 - 6:37 PM

The Commission on Elections resumes the registration of voters following the postponement of the village and youth council elections to May 2018

VOTER REGISTRATION. Students fill out SK application forms outside the Comelec-Quezon City District 2 Office. File photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

Demand accountability for the postponement of barangay election

Oct 07, 2017 - 10:00 AM

After having spent an estimated P700 million for the preparations, what is the practical value of moving the elections, at the last minute, to 7 months after?

Barangays welcome postponement of polls

Oct 04, 2017 - 10:28 PM

The Liga ng mga Barangay thanks President Duterte for rescheduling the elections, and vows to cooperate in the campaign against drugs and criminality

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Duterte postpones barangay, SK polls to May 2018

Oct 04, 2017 - 10:34 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The barangay and SK elections will be held on the second Monday of May 2018 instead of October 23 this year

BARANGAY, SK POLLS. President Rodrigo Duterte postpones the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataaan elections to May 2018. Malacañang file photo

Senate OKs bill postponing barangay polls, rejects appointment of OICs

Sep 20, 2017 - 6:40 PM

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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Comelec reschedules activities for 2017 barangay, SK elections

Sep 19, 2017 - 5:10 PM

(UPDATED) Set to be enforced during the election period, the gun ban begins on October 1

Gun ban for 2017 barangay, SK polls begins September 23

Sep 14, 2017 - 6:40 PM

Meanwhile the filing of certificates of candidacy for barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan bets will be from September 23 to 30

GUN BAN. The Comelec schedules a gun ban in relation to the October 23 barangay and SK elections.

House approves bill postponing barangay, SK polls to May 2018

Sep 11, 2017 - 3:16 PM

The Senate s counterpart measure suggests a different date October 2018

VOTERS' REGISTRATION. Old and new voters troop to the Quezon City Hall to register for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

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Comelec postpones barangay, SK polls in Mindanao

Sep 05, 2017 - 5:05 PM

The poll body cites threats to the safety of voters in Mindanao which President Rodrigo Duterte placed under martial law due to clashes in Marawi City

POLL BODY. Members of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) attend a budget hearing at the House of Representatives on August 24, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Comelec to Senate: What's your decision on barangay, SK polls postponement?

Aug 25, 2017 - 9:01 AM

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

GO OR NO GO? The October 2017 barangay and SK elections are less than 2 months away. File photo by Rappler

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

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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

BALLOT PRINTING. Comelec chairman Andres Bautista inspects the printing of ballots for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections at the National Printing Office in Quezon City on August 9, 2017. Nelson Vera/Rappler

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

NO TO POSTPONEMENT. Opposition legislators still oppose the plan to postpone the barangay elections yet again. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

House pushes for holdover barangay officials until May 2018

Aug 07, 2017 - 6:51 PM

Congressmen are looking at synchronizing the village and youth elections with the plebiscite for the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law

BARANGAY POLL DECISION. Contrary to the desire of President Rodrigo Duterte, the House of Representatives votes to allow elected barangay officials to be 'holdovers' until elections are held, possibly in 2018. File photo

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

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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

'REALISTIC' MOVE? Surigao del Norte 2nd District Representative Robert Ace Barbers defends his bill giving the President the power to appoint barangay OICs. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

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

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

POSTPONING THE POLLS. Surigao del Norte 2nd District Representative Robert Ace Barbers files a measure seeking to postpone the October 2017 barangay elections. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

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

Voters wait in line at the local Comelec office of Manila as the first day of official registration for the coming Sangguniang Kabataan elections start on Friday, July 15, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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

LIST: Schedule of satellite Metro voters' registration

Jan 21, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Interested parties may request for satellite registration activities in their area in preparation for the 2017 barangay and SK polls says the Comelec

'NO BIO, NO BOTO.' An election officer takes a voter's biometrics during a satellite voter registration event. File photo by Mark Saludes/Rappler

South Korea's Lotte, SK raided over corruption scandal

Nov 24, 2016 - 1:49 PM

Prosecutors raided the Seoul headquarters of the two groups and the finance ministry to confiscate documents relating to duty free operations

A photo taken on July 29, 2015 shows a Lotte logo in Seoul. Yonhap/AFP

Scam alert: DILG warns against barangay appointments for a fee

Nov 07, 2016 - 11:38 AM

DILG Secretary Ismael Sueno says the authorities know the locations and will apprehend the extortionist He asks those who have fallen victim to testify

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

VOTER REGISTRATION. In this file photo, old and new voters troop to the Quezon City Hall to register for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. Joel Liporada/Rappler

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

BARANGAY ELECTIONS POSTPONEMENT. President Rodrigo Duterte wants the October 2016  barangay elections to be postponed to keep candidates backed by drug lords from winning. File photo

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

WINNING PITCH. Project TASK members Marian Fabian (4th from left), Marco Zaplan (5th from left), and Karla Yu (6th from left) pose with their mentors during the Social Good Summit. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

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

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

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

APPOINT OICs. Members of the House minority, led by Minority Leader Danilo Suarez (3rd from left), hold a press conference on August 31. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

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

BILLS FILED. The 17th Congress moves to postpone the barangay and SK elections to October 2017. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

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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

BALLOT PRINTING. In this file photo, Commission on Elections personnel inspect the start of printing of official ballots and other forms for the October 31, 2016 barangay and SK elections at the National Printing Office, August 21, 2016. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

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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

File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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

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

In this file photo, students fill out SK application forms outside the Comelec-Quezon City District 2 Office on the last day of registration on Monday, September 29. Michael Bueza/Rappler

'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

POSTPONE THE POLLS. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez expresses support for the numerous bills and resolution filed to move this year's barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections to 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Twitter users mock Indian politician carried through floods

Aug 22, 2016 - 10:30 PM

Most comments are lighthearted but some accuse Shivraj Singh Chouhan of abusing his position

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

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano. File photo from Senate website

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