Imee: President still studying options for December 5 barangay, SK polls

Published August 8, 2022, 12:40 PM

by Calvin Cordova 

CEBU CITY – President Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. is still studying his options for the upcoming barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections, Sen. Imee Marcos said.

Sen. Marcos said his brother has yet to make a decision on the matter.

“What I know is he’s studying the options of December or March because there are several lobbies suggesting that we do it right away and there are others, on the other hand, who say we need a little breathing space. There is no decision yet as what I know,” said the lady senator who was in Cebu last Saturday, August 6, for the local premier of the “Maid in Malacañang” movie.

The BSKE is supposed to take place on December 5 but several lawmakers have filed bills seeking for the poll’s postponement.

“Some sectors are saying that we postpone it, saying it’s the last thing we need right now having just gone through a rather bitter election…let’s say we’re trying to put things together,” Sen. Marcos said.

Sen. Marcos said some sectors are also in favor of conducting the elections on its original date.

“Some are also saying let’s do the election right away because the new administration needs a fresh mandate even on the ground level,” she said.

Sen. Marcos said she is open to postponing the elections to next year but it should not be pushed back farther.

“We can postpone it to next year but we should not postpone it further. We know that some SK officials have graduated and are no longer living in their barangays. Some are already working and some are already abroad. They can no longer be located and it is not right because they are not fulfilling their duties and that results to the absence of youth sector representation,” said Sen. Marcos.