Jimenez urges gov't to push through with 2019 midterm polls


Posted at Apr 11 2018 01:54 AM

Commission on Elections (Comelec) spokesperson James Jimenez urged the government to push through with the 2019 midterm polls.

This is amid proposals to cancel the 2019 elections to hold a plebiscite for the new federal constitution.

"We're still pushing our fingers that we push through with the elections. Depending on who you're listening to, depending on who you're hearing at that moment, there are plans to still push through with the elections despite a plebiscite," Jimenez told ANC.

Meanwhile, after a series of delays, the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections will finally push through on May 14.

Jimenez calls on voters to participate as he gave them these few reminders.

"Give way to the differently abled, give way to the elderly, give way to the pregnant, and don't give us, you know, side-long looks when we tell people to cut the line because they are vulnerable," he said.

"Second, come early, and as much as possible, refrain from any partisan political activity in the polling center. One of the causes of, again, disturbances, is because people tend to loiter around the polling place, and they're wearing all of their campaign colors and that's not allowed," Jimenez added.