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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

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

Oct 04, 2017 - 12:56 PM

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Trillanes, Barangay and SK elections, Trump | Midday wRap

Oct 04, 2017 - 12:29 PM

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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

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'

Duterte wants someone else to appoint barangay OICs if polls postponed

Sep 20, 2017 - 9:35 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says he has sent this message to the House of Representatives through Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with the heads of delegation from the member countries of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Makati Shangri-La Manila on September 19, 2017. Malacañan Photo

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

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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

Pimentel admits Congress to blame for waste of money

Aug 14, 2017 - 6:52 PM

Tama po iyon nagiging wasteful tayo dun because mabagal din ang kilos namin so meron din kaming kasalanan dun says Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III

POLLS DELAY. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says the government is wasting money because Congress acted late on proposals to delay the 2017 barangay polls. Photo by Nelson Vera/Rappler

House committee oks bill postponing barangay elections

Aug 14, 2017 - 5:36 PM

During its first hearing on the move to postpone the barangay elections yet again the House committee on suffrage and electoral reforms approves the measure 19 2

POSTPONED AGAIN? The Commission on Elections and local barangay officials attend a hearing on the proposed postponement of the barangay elections to May 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

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

Duterte warns Congress about 'new' ISIS plots in Mindanao

Aug 01, 2017 - 10:24 PM

UPDATED President Rodrigo Duterte has also requested additional 20 000 soldiers in Mindanao

Malacañang file photo

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

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Mar 29, 2017 - 11:26 AM

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Why Duterte's plan to appoint barangay officials violates the Constitution

Mar 29, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Robert Ace Barbers House Bill 5359 seeking to postpone village and youth polls and allowing the President to appoint OICs contravenes the Constitution on at least 5 fronts

POSTPONE AGAIN? Surigao del Norte Representative Robert Ace Barbers files a bill to postpone village and youth polls yet again until 2020, and seeks to allow the President to appoint OICs by October 2017. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Robredo opposes appointment of barangay OICs

Mar 28, 2017 - 5:22 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says the postponement of barangay elections should be an opportunity to strengthen the independence of barangay officials

NO APPOINTMENT. Vice President Leni robredo says no to the appointment of barangay officials if the elections will again be postponed. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Comelec complying to ensure no data breach in barangay elections – NPC

Mar 28, 2017 - 2:55 PM

The National Privacy Commission is optimistic the Comelec can pull off barangay elections in October with no data leak despite major breaches in 2016

PROMISE OF PRIVACY. NPC Commissioner Raymund Liboro gives updates on measures taken by Comelec to ensure no data breach in future elections. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

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Mar 28, 2017 - 9:42 AM

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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

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Mar 27, 2017 - 9:24 PM

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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

Pimentel, Duterte, Barangay OICs | Evening wRap

Mar 23, 2017 - 8:28 PM

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Koko Pimentel favors termination of barangay execs if polls reset

Mar 23, 2017 - 7:56 PM

UPDATED Senate President Aquilino Koko Pimentel III says he would discuss the proposal of President Rodrigo Duterte with his fellow senators

BARANGAY POLLS. Senate President Aquilino 'Koko' Pimentel III says he will discuss the administration's proposal to reset the Duterte barangay elections with other senators. File photo from Senate PRIB

Duterte: Church, sectors can nominate barangay OICs

Mar 23, 2017 - 12:08 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says under his proposal the Catholic Church other religious denominations and various groups can submit nominees for him to choose from

COMPROMISE? President Rodrigo Duterte proposes a selection process for barangay officers-in-charge that would involve religious leaders and civic organizations.  File photo by Richard Madelo/Presidential Photo

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Mar 22, 2017 - 8:18 PM

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Duterte wants to appoint barangay OICs if polls reset

Mar 22, 2017 - 4:22 PM

Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno says President Rodrigo Duterte wants handpicked appointees in every barangay in the Philippines to rid the country of drugs

ANOTHER POSTPONEMENT. President Rodrigo Duterte raises the specter of druglord-influenced barangay officials in seeking another postponement of the 2017 barangay elections. File photo by Rene Lumawag/Presidential Photo

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

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

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

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

DILG: Postpone barangay elections, focus on war on drugs

Sep 01, 2016 - 6:35 PM

Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno backs the House minority s proposal to let President Rodrigo Duterte appoint barangay officers in charge if the elections are postponed

POSTPONE BARANGAY POLLS. Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno supports the postponement of the barangay elections scheduled in October. File photo by Toto Lozano/PPD