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August 1,2013 12:32 AM

MANILA – A bill seeking to defer the upcoming Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls, supposedly to give way for reforms in the youth council, was filed in Senate.

Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. authored Senate Bill 1186 filed Tuesday. He proposed that the SK elections, scheduled with the barangay polls this October, be synchronized with the grassroots elections in October 2016.

The bill seeks to amend Republic Act 9340, which states that "synchronized barangay and sangguniang kabataan elections shall be held on the last Monday of October 2007 and every three (3) years thereafter."

The measure also lets incumbent SK officials to remain in office on holdover capacity until their successors are elected.

The SK was created by the Local Government Code of 1991 to provide youth representation in government.

Marcos, however, said that there is a "general observation" that the SK "has lost its effectiveness in advancing democratic ideals of service-oriented leadership."

Last May, President Benigno Aquino III junked a proposal to defer the barangay and SK polls, saying such a move may give way to the postponement of more future elections.

The idea of deferring elections, however, is not new to the Aquino administration.

 

In June 2011, Aquino signed a law synchronizing elections in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, which were scheduled in August 2011, to the recently concluded midterm polls. (Andreo Calonzo/GMA News)

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