MANILA - The Senate, on second reading, approved the bill seeking to postpone the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.
Under the bill, the next round of barangay and SK elections will be held on Dec. 5, 2022, instead of the second Monday of May 2020.
The subsequent synchronized barangay and SK elections will be held on the first Monday of December 2025 and every three years thereafter.
The amended Senate Bill No. 1043 is a consolidation of five bills. If enacted into law, there will be two elections in 2022 - the national elections in May, and the barangay and SK elections in December.
The last barangay elections were held in May 2018 by virtue of a law signed by President Rodrigo Duterte postponing the October 2017 polls.