Poll ban set for SK polls PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 17:42

The City Government will be observing the election ban mandated by the Commission on Election (COMELEC) in line with the forthcoming special Sangguniang Kabataan Elections on February 25.

As provided in COMELEC Resolution 9905, the election ban will be put into effect beginning this Thursday, January 22 to March 2.

Relative to this, the City Government, through the Office of the City Human Resource, has issued an advisory enjoining those seeking employment with the local government to defer the submission of application letters until the expiration of the election ban on March 2 as these will not be entertained by the office.

Specifically, the election ban calls for the prohibition in the issuances of appointments, promotions, creation of new positions, and the provision of salary increases in government offices, agencies or instrumentalities.

Recall that SK elections were postponed to make way for Congress to pass a law to either amend or revise the SK system relative to clamors for its abolition.

However, as no such law was passed by Congress, the youth poll election will push through this February. Last year, through COMELEC Resolution 9899, the Commission scheduled the registration of members and voters for the 2015 polls. — Jasmine Mohammadsali