The barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections scheduled in October ought to be postponed amid new information displaying more than 10,000 barangay captains still concerned in unlawful medicine.
President Duterte relayed this to Congress leaders and a few senators throughout Tuesday night time’s assembly in Malacanang.
Duterte’s newest narco-list not solely have names but in addition images of corresponding native authorities officers and their enterprise backers. businessmen engaged in “narco-politics.”
“He (Duterte) called (Presidential special assistant Christopher) Bong Go and sought for the updated list. Mahigit 10,000 barangay captains out of the 42,000 ang nandun. Nagulat ako. May mga litrato na so ibig sabihin nun, naimbestigahan na. Validated na ‘yung list,” Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III stated.
The President is apprehensive that the chance that these so-called narco-politikos could be funded by drug cash and retain their posts.
But Sotto stated Duterte didn’t make any request to for Congress to cross a pending invoice in search of the postponement of the barangay polls.
Sotto stated the payments calling for the postponement of barangay and SK elections have been set for deliberations with the committee on electoral reforms beneath appearing chair Sen. Richard Gordon as a substitute of the committee native authorities.
Sen. Sonny Angara, native authorities committee chair, defined that there was an excessive amount of on his plate with the proposed tax reform still pending in his different panel – the committee on methods and means – and the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) arising quickly for deliberations as nicely.
“Sana by Sept. or before the break (in Oct. 13), tapos na lahat yan. Sana by September tapos na. Kasama sa (list of ) priorities of Congress ‘yan eh,” Sotto stated.