By Marisol Bo-oc | 09:26 PM October 12, 2022

President Bongbong Marcos has signed into law the bill moving the 2022 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (BSKE) elections to October 2023.

Republic Act 11935 sets the BSKE “the last Monday of October 2023 and every three years thereafter.”

The barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections (BSKE) was supposed to be held in December this year. 

According to the Official Gazette, the act was signed into law on Monday, Oct. 10, 2022. The BSKE will now be held next year, on the last Monday of October 2023, instead of holding it on December 5 this year. Subsquent BSKE will be held every three years.

All incumbent barangay and sangguniang kabataan officials will remain in office unless removed or suspended.

Commission on Elections Chairman George Garcia said that the poll body will continue preparing for the BSKE. He said the postponement will also give Comelec more time to conduct information programs for the electorate and the prospective BSKE candidates.

By Bohol Island News

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