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Robredo bucks deferment of village, SK polls

/ 04:33 AM January 19, 2022
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Leni Robredo

MANILA, Philippines — Presidential aspirant and Vice President Leni Robredo is opposed to another postponement of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections, amid a pending House bill to defer it anew because of the pandemic.

“Elections are not just mere ceremonies where you install people in elective posts, but a democratic process where you listen to the voice of the public,” she stressed.

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To defer the elections again, a law must be passed first, she added. Last year, Davao Oriental Rep. Joel Mayo Almario filed a bill to defer the barangay and SK elections to May 2024 to ensure “continuity in delivery” of government services during the pandemic.

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