Comelec Region 11 to hold public hearings in line with the barangay and SK elections in May

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MANILA, Philippines — More than one million and 200 regular voters in the entire region of Davao will participate in the village and Sangguniang Kabataan elections in May.

This is if the said polls will push through on the 14th of May of this year.

However, there remains uncertainty regarding the conduct of the elections in Mindanao due to the existing martial law in the region.

Because of this, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Region XI will hold public hearings to determine the sentiment of the public regarding the matter.

“So ngayon baka naiba na sentiments ng publiko. Gusto nila ituloy na despite the declaration of martial law then we will continue with our election this May,” said Comelec Acting Regional Director Atty. Marlon Casquejo.

(So the sentiment of the public may have changed now. They might want to push through with it despite the declaration of martial law, then we will continue with our election this May.)

Although there remains uncertainty if the said elections will push through in May, the poll body is still preparing for it.

“Now we are clustering the precincts. By next month, we’ll be having the board of election of tellers’ composition,” said Casquejo.

It was in October of 2017 when President Rodrigo Duterte approved the second postponement of the SK and village polls.

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