On Barangay Election Familiran Says, Reelectionists Have to Prepare
Although the lower house has approved the postponement of barangay and SK elections to May 2018, but the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) is preparing the necessary materials for the October 2017 original schedule of SK and Barangay elections.
According to Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, there is no enabling law yet about the postponement of barangay elections. Although the lower house has approved in the second reading the postponement of barangay and SK elections to May 2018, but there is no Senate version yet.
So let us wait that the two chambers will decide - the House of Representatives and the Senate. It is barely one month left for the senate and lower house to finally decide the postponement. If ever the two chambers fail to decide prior to the date of election, then the barangay and SK elections will push through. Hence, the re-electionists have to prepare for it, Familiaran stressed.
As to big players in politics financing candidates, so far there is no known big player yet identified in Bacolod, according to the Vice Mayor.*(Edith B.Colmo)