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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?

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, October 4, 2017

Oct 04, 2017 - 12:56 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

Trillanes, Barangay and SK elections, Trump | Midday wRap

Oct 04, 2017 - 12:29 PM

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House adopts Senate version of bill postponing barangay elections

Sep 25, 2017 - 10:23 PM

The bill consolidating the versions of the Senate and the House — seeking to move the polls to May 2018 – will be sent for President Duterte's signature

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

Comelec says no waste of money to reset brgy polls to 2018

Sep 21, 2017 - 3:11 PM

The Commission on Elections is considering two options – either to reuse the ballots dated October 23, 2017 for the May 2018 elections or to use stickers to cover the old dates

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. Photo by Nelson Vera/Rappler

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'

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.

Sotto, Gordon report allows Duterte to appoint barangay OICs

Sep 11, 2017 - 7:37 PM

The Senate committee report states that incumbent barangay officials inclusion in the President s drug list is a sufficient reason to appoint OICs

Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista checks the printing machine during the start of the printing of ballots to be used in the Barangay and Sanguniang Kabataan (SK) polls, at the NAtional Printing OFfice in Quezon City, August 9 2017. Photo by Nelson Vera/Rappler

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

Dela Rosa, Supreme Court, Bangsamoro Basic Law | Evening wRap

Sep 05, 2017 - 9:00 PM

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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

May or October 2018? Congress undecided on new election date

Aug 29, 2017 - 1:26 PM

The House wants the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on May 2018 while the Senate is eyeing an October 2018 date

BARANGAY POLLS RESET? The House committee on suffrage and electoral reforms holds a hearing on the proposed postponement of the barangay polls. File 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

National Youth Commission Chairperson Cariza ‘Aiza’ Seguerra bares that 62 percent of those affected by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) are youths, aged 15 to 30 years old, during a press briefing in Malacañang on February 14, 2017. She further urged families to be more involved in the HIV-awareness campaign. KING RODRIGUEZ/ Presidential Photo

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

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

Duterte, Dela Rosa, Barbers | Evening wRap

Apr 03, 2017 - 8:56 PM

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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

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

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

SESSION ADJOURNED. The House of Representative adjourns session on October 19. Session resumes on November 7. Photo by Mara Cepeda/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

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

Aug 29, 2016 - 7:13 PM

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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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Aug 29, 2016 - 12:03 PM

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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

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

Filipino youth fear disenfranchisement in October polls

Aug 04, 2016 - 8:37 PM

October 31 marks the first Sangguniang Kabataan election after 3 years

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

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

CHANGE. Groups urge the Filipino youth to register for the Sangguniang Kabataan

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

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

REFILED. Senator Franklin Drilon files Senate Bill 230 which seeks to prohibit political dynasties in the Philippines. File photo by Rappler

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

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

VOTERS' REGISTRATION. Voters fill out forms as they register at a Commission on Elections office in Quezon City. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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