Aug 1, 2017 @ 18:35

Senator Cynthia Villar believes her colleagues within the higher chamber is not going to support the postponement of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections in October 23.

The Commission on Election (Comelec) on Monday mentioned Congress has two weeks to go a legislation suspending the native polls in any other case they are going to begin printing ballots.

“Wala pa kaming pinag-uusapan sa postponement but minsan nagbibidahan kami kung ano ang gusto nila. Parang ang consensus kung postponement with appointment, they rather go through with the election,” Villar mentioned.

“Iyung i-po postpone tapos mag-a appoint ng barangay captain hindi holdover ‘yung mga dati, ‘pag ganun, ang consensus sa Senate parang gusto na nila i-elect na lang,” she mentioned.

Congress handed a legislation final 12 months suspending the barangay elections and moved it to October 23, 2017. President Rodrigo Duterte has sought to postpone the dual polls supposedly to forestall alleged “narcopoliticians” from getting re-elected.