Brillantes wants barangay elections postponed

by RG Cruz, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 20 2013 03:43 PM | Updated as of May 21 2013 07:06 AM

MANILA - Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes will endorse to Congress a bill postponing the October 2013 barangay elections.

"I'd like to postpone the barangay elections. I'd rather prepare for 2016. I suggest, October 2014 or January 2015 [for barangay polls],” he said.

He said they still have their hands full with the mid-term elections. He expects protest cases to be filed soon.

Brillantes says the October barangay election is too close to the midterm elections.

“We expect protest cases. We’re drafting new protest rules,” he said.