The scheduled February 21 SK election will not push through following the decision of senators and congressmen to postpone the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections to 2016.
Local media reported earlier that House majority floor leader Neptali Gonzales II confirmed that the House of Representatives and the Senate agreed to delay the said election.
However, the Commission on Elections hasn’t received yet a formal letter or an advisory regarding the postponement.
It can be recalled that Comelec hoped to reschedule the elections because of the “need to institute reforms in the present structure of the SK, which has been described as a breeding ground of corrupt leaders.”
Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes once said that “pushing through with the February schedule would be a waste of time and effort, as winners would only be sitting for more than a year before the next regular polls scheduled in October 2016 takes place,” local media reported.
This is the second time that the SK election has been postponed when the October 2013 SK elections was initially moved to February 2015.