Filing of candidacy for barangay, SK polls extended until Saturday

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 20) — The filing of certificates of candidacy (COC) for the upcoming barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections has been extended until Saturday.

This was announced by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Friday, the day the deadline was supposed to lapse.

The filing hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, according to the poll body's Resolution No. 10310.

 

This comes after the National Youth Commission (NYC) earlier on Friday expressed concern that the number of those who filed their candidacies would not be enough to fill all 338,584 SK posts. Only a total of 181, 296 COCs were filed as of Thursday, the NYC said.

The Comelec said this is a similar concern for the barangay polls, but did not provide data on how many COCs have so far been filed.

The filing of candidacies began April 14, which marked the start of the election period. The polls will push through on May 14 after being postponed twice.