SC sets oral argument on barangay, SK elections postponement
MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court will hear on Friday oral arguments on a petition to strike down Republic Act 11935, the law that allows postponing the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections.
The SC scheduled the oral arguments for October 21 at 3 p.m., according to the Public Information Office.
Meanwhile, the SC gave the respondent Commission on Elections (Comelec) until 12 noon on Friday to file their comment.
Election lawyer Romulo Macalintal filed the petition to overturn RA 11935, arguing that while Congress has the authority to set the term of office of Barangay officials, it does not have the authority to postpone the barangay elections or extend the term of office of barangay officials.
Macalintal also urged the SC to issue a temporary restraining order against the implementation of RA 11935.
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