Incumbent barangay officials to serve term until 2017 polls, COMELEC says

The term of office of incumbent barangay officials will be extended under R.A. 10923 or An Act Postponing the October 2016 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections. Based on Section 3 of the Implementing Rules and Regulations of R.A. 10923 released by the Commission on Elections on November 8, 2016 through Comelec Resolution No. 10168, incumbent barangay officials will remain in office on a hold-over capacity until their successors are duly elected and qualified, unless sooner removed or suspended for cause. The term of office of barangay and SK officials who will be elected during the October 2017 elections will begin at noon of November 30, 2017. The bill postponing the polls to October 23, 2017 was signed into law on October 15, 2016. Subsequent synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections after the 2017 elections will be held on the second Monday of 2020 and every three years thereafter. The Commission also released Comelec Resolution 10168, ordering the permanent suspension of all activities pertaining to the postponed elections and directed its officials to preserve and maintain all pertinent documents, forms and supplies that are in custody. The Commission is expecting additional 3 million voters for the barangay elections and 2 million for the SK elections to register during the continuing voter's registration which resumed on Monday, November 7.

Source: Philippine Information Agency