Angara says postponing barangay, SK polls anew a 'tall order'

Trishia Billones, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 20 2018 04:05 PM | Updated as of Mar 20 2018 06:08 PM

MANILA- Senator Sonny Angara on Tuesday said it is unlikely for the Senate to pass a bill postponing the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections anew.

This, after the House of Representatives on Monday passed a measure moving the May 2018 barangay and SK polls to the 2nd Monday of October 2018.

Asked whether the Senate can pass its own version of the bill, Angara said no proposal on the matter has been filed at the Senate and passing one would be a "tall order."

"We only have 1 session day left excluding today so that's a bit of a tall order," he told ABS-CBN News.

"It looks like it's running out of time," he added.

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) had earlier rejected proposals to defer the polls anew, saying it would be a waste of people's money.

The barangay and SK elections were last held in 2013. If postponed anew, this would be the third time the village polls will be halted.