Upcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections

17 August 2010

Senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has filed a Senate Resolution no. 101 and Senate Bill no. 2377 to address the controversial Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections slated for October this year. Senator Marcos said he is cognizant of the enormous expense of yet another election and is likewise aware of the socio-political repercussion of further divisiveness among our people still reeling from the just concluded hotly contested national elections.

He added that on an equally important note, the postponement will afford Congress an opportunity to restudy the role of the SK in the local government structure so as to institute reforms and bring true meaning to youth leadership and the development of their potentials as future leaders of our country.

To this end, he has filed a resolution, in aid of legislation, to study and investigate the viability of the SK under the local government code of 1991, and institute remedial measures to strengthen and make productive its’ participation in local governance.