SK Election Postponement Approved
April 4, 2015
Baguio Representative Nicasio M. Aliping, Jr. announced last week that Sangguniang Kabataan Election Postponement is now approved and reschedule to October 2016 to be synchronized with the Barangay Election.
Aliping is one of the primary authors of the approved bill. Republic Act No. 10656 is entitled An Act Postponing the Sangguniang Kabataan Elections to the last Monday of October 2016.
The Act was passed by the House of Representatives on December 1, 2014 and amended by the Senate on February 2, 2015. The amendment was concurred in by the House of Representatives on February 9, 2015. The bill was signed by President Benigno S. Aquino III on March 25.
Aliping said that “the postponement ofthe election was brought about by the urgent need for reforms in the Sangguniang Kabataan”.
The election will be a synchronized nomination of Barangay and SK officials, which is a rational reform since the officials will be working closely together in their respective barangays.”
“We appeal to our fellow lawmakers to acceleratethe deliberation of the proposed amendments before the end of the 16th Congress so that the desired reforms will be firmly in place giving our youth leaders sufficient time to familiarize themselves with their roles, functions, duties and responsibilities before the next election,” said Aliping./Carl C. Taawan