House committee approves final version postponing SK

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The House of Representatives approved on Monday the final version of the bill rescheduling the May 2020 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections.

The ratified bill is set to hold the election on December 2022.

Furthermore, this measure will allow incumbent elected barangay and SK officials to continue implementing various policies and programs affected by the budget delays recently.

Since the bill has been ratified by the Senate, the final copy of the bill will be transmitted to Malacañang for President Rodrigo Duterte’s signature.

The elections were supposed to be held on May 11, 2020.

October 2017 polls did not push through by virtue of law signed by President Rodrigo Duterte, the last barangay elections were held in May 11, 2020.

If the bill is approved, there will be two elections in 2022, the presidential elections in May and barangay and SK elections seven months later.