Poll postponement depends on Duterte – lawmaker

BACOLOD City – Abang Lingkod Party-list Rep. Stephen Joseph Paduano said on March 11, 2018 that the postponement of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan election in May 2018 depends on President Rodrigo Duterte.

Paduano, a member of the House Committee on Suffrage and Electoral Reforms, confirmed that they will tackle today, March 12, the bills filed seeking the postponement of the elections.

But he stressed that the bill for the postponement of the elections should be certified urgent by the President.

“So it really depends on the President,” Paduano said.

He added that both the House and the Senate only have six session days to go before the Holy Week break.

He also confirmed that there is no parallel move in the Senate to postpone the elections.

“Maybe things will get clearer this week whether it will be postponed or not.”

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