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electoral politics, electoral process

Kagawad in PDEA narcolist tops brgy council race

BAGUIO CITY— Jomarc Pabunan, one of the two barangay officials in Baguio City included in the “narcolist” of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Administration (PDEA) as “Jumar” was number one in the barangay council race las May 14.

Mandatory training for elected SK in Ilocos Sur starts

BAGUIO CITY – Elected Sangguniang Kabataan officers in Ilocos Sur will undertake the mandated training from May 16 to May 26 in separate venues in the province. The one-day mandatory training includes the discussions on Decentralization and Local Governance, SK History and Salient Features, Meetings and Resolutions, Planning and Budgeting, and Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards.

Former La Union Solon, three others killed

BAGUIO CITY – Former Representative Eufranio “Franny” Eriguel of the Second Congressional District of La Union, was shot and killed. Spot report filed by Agoo Police head Chief Inspector Alfredo Padilla, Jr. said the incident happened at 7:13 pm on Saturday, May 12 in Barangay Capas, Agoo town.

ACT monitors brgy elections, sets hotline

by Kimberlie Ngabit-Quitasol BAGUIO CITY–The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) expressed dismay that they have already received reports of violations to …

Customary law, consensus works for Abra folks

TUBO, ABRA — Abra may be identified as an election hotspot this barangay and SK elections, but one municipality shown that peaceful elections are possible by the respected customary practice of drawing consensus.

Kalinga police to serve as election tellers

BAGUIO CITY— In Mabongtot village in Lubuagan town of Kalinga province, six police officers will act as Board of Election Tellers (BET) due to security issues that stems from an ongoing tribal war in the area.

Agkurkurang dagiti kandidato ti SK

Ni Sherwin De Vera BAGUIO CITY — Iti umuna a panangipakat ti Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Reform Act of 2015, adu a …

Youthspeak: On the SK Reform Law and the upcoming SK elections

The passing of the consolidated SK reform bills into RA 10742 in 2015 is a product of the collective effort of the youth in advancing genuine politics of change. It was born out of the criticisms how SK was transmogrified as breeding grounds for next generations of “trapo”. For the past years, SK has been plagued with issues of corruption, incompetence and inefficiency. With that, Kabataan Partylist is one of those who has vigorously campaigned and filed house bills for necessary reforms in the SK. However, critique on the approved SK reform law is still at hand as it lacks clear provisions for its landmark reforms – the confusing age-bracket that has caused number of aspiring youth be disqualified for SK, the anti-political dynasty provision that sets minimal restrictions making it easy to be circumvented and the lack in its provision on filing up vacancies.