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Aquino signs law postponing SK elections

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President Benigno Aquino. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III last Thursday enacted a law postponing the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections originally scheduled on Oct. 28 to allow Congress to reform the youth council.

Posted: October 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino signs law postponing youth council elections

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President Benigno Aquino III  AP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino has signed into law an act passed by Congress postponing the Sangguniang Kabataan elections that were originally scheduled for October 28 to allow the legislature to reform the law creating the youth councils.

Posted: October 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Reform, yes; abolition, no

SENATORS will not support calls to abolish the Sangguniang Kabataan, but will push for systematic reforms on how the barangay-based youth council will operate.

Posted: September 28th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Comelec slows down in SK polls preparation

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Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes FILE PHOTO

The Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls will most likely be postponed, according to the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

Posted: September 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Congress can still scrap youth councils–Comelec

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Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes: No basis. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Even with less than two months to go before the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) election, Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chair Sixto Brillantes said there was enough time for Congress to abolish the youth councils and eliminate the necessity of holding the election and spending money needlessly.

Posted: September 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Senators want SK elections postponed

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Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr..  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Senate committee on local government will recommend the postponement of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections scheduled to coincide with the barangay polls on Oct. 28.

Posted: September 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Comelec extends COC filing for village, SK polls

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Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Elections has extended the period for filing of certificate of candidacy for the October 28 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.

Posted: August 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

1.8M new voters registered for barangay, SK polls, twice than expected

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

More than 1.8 million new voters–more than twice the expected turnout–registered in last month’s special registration for the coming barangay elections and the Commission on Elections might not have enough time to conduct a thorough purge of illegal registrants, a Comelec official said Friday.

Posted: August 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

450,000 voters list up in Eastern Visayas, Negros Occidental

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NUNS fill out voter registration forms at  Plaza Independencia in Cebu City, where the registration of new voters for the October barangay and youth council elections had been transferred to accommodate more registrants. JUNJIE MENDOZA/CEBU DAILY NEWS

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has registered over 450,000 voters in Eastern Visayas and Negros Occidental for the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) and barangay elections this October.

Posted: August 3rd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Congress told to decide on SK

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Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes: No basis. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. on Friday urged Congress to decide within the next few weeks whether to postpone the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections in October.

Posted: August 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Brillantes: Abolish barangays, SK

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Comelec chair Sixto Brillantes: No basis. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Smarting from the unruly hordes of would-be registrants who descended on election offices on Wednesday, Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. on Thursday called for the abolition of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) systems.

Posted: August 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Deluge of new voters baffles Comelec

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DEMOCRACY UNDER PRESSURE  Policemen move in to control the crowd and prevent a stampede of voter registrants—many of whom have waited in line for hours—surging toward the Commission on Elections office in Arroceros, Manila, to beat the last day of registration for the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections scheduled on Oct. 28. The unexpected number of people seeking to register as voters has puzzled and surprised the Comelec.  EDWIN BELLOSILLO

Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. admits to being baffled by the deluge of voters wanting to register for the Oct. 28 barangay (village) and Sangguniang Kabataan (youth council) elections.

Posted: August 1st, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PPCRV echoes calls to extend barangay, SK voter list-up

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PPCRV chairperson Henrietta de Villa. FILE PHOTO FROM COMELEC.GOV.PH PHOTO

The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting on Wednesday joined calls for the Commission on Elections to extend the voter registration for the upcoming synchronized barangay (village) and Sangguniang Kabataan (youth council) balloting.

Posted: July 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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