Duterte signs into law postponement of barangay, SK polls to May 2018

President Duterte on Monday signed RA 10952 postponing this year’s Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections.

President Rodrigo Duterte has signed into law Republic Act No. 10952 postponing the October 23, 2017 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) polls.

The Barangay and SK elections, which are supposed to be held on October 23, are postponed to May 14, 2018, or on the second Monday of May.

The law was signed by the President on Monday.

Under RA No. 10952, all incumbent barangay officials shall remain in a holdover capacity, unless sooner removed or suspended for cause, until their successors shall have been elected and qualified.

The term of office of the barangay and SK officials elected under this law will commence at noon on June 30, 2018.

The next synchronized barangay and SK elections shall be held on the second Monday of May 2020 and every three years thereafter.

Here is a copy of the law: