Davao Oriental Second District Rep. Joel Mayo Almario bared that the barangay elections supposed scheduled October this year “in principle will be postponed indefinitely.”
He said that “in reality barangay elections will be held this year” but lawmakers in the Lower House have agreed “in principle to postpone it again because that is what Speaker Alvarez and President Duterte want”.
The planned postponement, which is the second in the row during Duterte administration, is still subject for deliberation in the House.
Congressman Almario shared this information with officials and constituents attending the 50th founding anniversary of the province on Saturday.
He is member of the influential Commission on Appointments. (mindanaosunchronicle.com/Cha Monforte)