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TOLENTINO BACKS BRGY, SK POLLS POSTPONEMENT

Senator Francis Tolentino expressed his support for the postponement of the December 2022 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections. The postponement is embodied in Senate Bill No. 1306 under Committee Report No. 4 of the Committee on Electoral Reforms and People’s Participation, which Senator Imee Marcos currently chairs. “The postponement would move the barangay and SK […]

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POSTPONE BARANGAY, SK POLLS TO OCT 2023 – ALMARIO

A lawmaker proposed to postpone the December 2022 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) to Oct. 9, 2023. In filing House Bill 1367, Davao Oriental Representative Cheeno Miguel Almario emphasized the need to “buy more time” for Filipinos and the country to recover from the impact of the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. In […]

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NPA-FREE DAVAO DE ORO BRGY GETS 4 DEV’T PROJECTS

The Davao de Oro provincial government turned over four completed Barangay Development Projects (BDP) to an insurgency-free barangay in the area.Governor Jayvee Tyron Uy led the turnover of two farm-to-market roads (FMR), a barangay health center, and a water system to Barangay Golden Valley in Mabini town. Last year, the province received P1.3 billion from […]

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ABANTE: PRIORITIZE VACCINATION OF BRGY FRONTLINERS

Barangay officials and tanods (watchmen) who are at the frontlines in the war against COVID-19 should be prioritized in the government’s ongoing vaccination program as their work frequently exposes them to the risk of getting infected. This was the appeal of Deputy Speaker Benny Abante Jr., who on Monday said that the national government “has […]

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CUA BACKS P16B BARANGAY ANTI-INSURGENCY DEV’T FUND

“Our barangays need all the help they can get.”This sums up the sentiments of the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) President and Quirino Gov. Dax Cua regarding the government’s proposal to allocate P16 billion to fund barangay development projects as a means to prevent the insurgency from growing in the country’s provinces. […]

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HOUSE APPROVES BILL DECLARING BALANGAY AS NATIONAL BOAT – FORTUN

The House of Representatives unanimously approved on third and final reading, with 170 affirmatives votes, House Bill No. 4953 seeking to declare the ancient wooden boat Balangay as the National Boat of the Philippines. Principally authored by Rep. Lawrence Fortun (1st District, Agusan del Norte), the bill declares the policy of the State to promote […]

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RESCHEDULE OF BARANGAY, SK POLLS TO ENHANCE GRASSROOTS SERVICES — NOGRALES

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday signed into law Republic Act No.11462 that postpones the holding of the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections, which were originally scheduled on May 11, 2020. Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles has confirmed that SK and barangay polls have been rescheduled on December 5, 2022. “The new schedule would give SK and […]

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BARANGAY LEADERS WELCOME POSTPONEMENT OF BARANGAY POLLS — DY

“Zero politics, zero distractions, all work.” This was how  House Committee on Local Government Vice Chair and Isabela 6th District Rep. Inno Dy V, sums up the sentiments of barangay leaders in the country after the House of Representatives approved House Bill 4933, which moves the holding of the  barangay and SK polls fro its […]

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SENATE APPROVES BRGY, SK ELECTIONS POSTPONEMENT BILL

Senators have approved the postponement of the May 2020 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections to December 5, 2022, effectively extending to another year the term of office of incumbent village and youth leaders. With all of the 21 senators present voting in the affirmative, Senate Bill No. 1043, was passed on third and final […]

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HOUSE MUST PASS MEASURE POSTPONING 2020 BARANGAY POLLS — REP. DY

House Committee on Local Government Vice Chair and Isabela 6th District Rep. Faustino “Inno” Dy V called on his colleagues in the House of Representatives to pass a measure postponing the 2020 barangay elections as he emphasized the limitations faced by incumbent barangay executives who had less than two years to implement their barangays’ plans, […]