News Release

From Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella – On the postponement of barangay and SK elections


The Palace welcomes the approval of Senate Bill No 1584, or the Act Postponing the October 2017 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Elections, on its third and final reading.

The President’s stance remains clear and consistent: He wants the barangay and SK elections to be postponed.

We hope for the immediate enactment of the law and call on our citizens to support the measure as the Senate and the House of Representatives go for a bicameral conference to start working and harmonize their versions of the bill.