Zambo barangay officials mixed reactions on poll postponement PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 31 March 2017 11:14

By R.G ANTONET GO

Barangay captains in Zamboanga city have mixed reactions regarding the reported postponement of the barangay polls this year.

Putik barangay chairman, Gerry Perez, favors the postponement of the election so barangay officials can still continue their service to their constituents and finish their projects.

“Favor canamun se kay quiere pa kita sirvi na diatun cada y cual barangay,” said Perez, who also sits as Liga ng mga Barangay President.

Los Eli Angeles, Sta Maria Barangay Captain, meanwhile expressed concern that majority of the incumbent barangay officials may not be appointed should the proposed plan be implemented.

“Para comigo mas bueno tiene election cay baka entra politica baka hende ya man re appoint kanatun,” said Angeles.

El King Omaga, Calarian Barangay Captain, agrees with Angeles’ statement.

“Para comigo I think too risky el appointment because it will be politically motivated or maybe.  Manada gayot el risk para na government y conel maga hente cay quiere el govierno pero hende quiere del maga hente.  I think magulo gayot le,” said Diaz.

He said that this will also affect the right of a community member to choose their leaders.

Joselito Macrohon, San Roque Barangay Captain favors an election to be held.

“Bueno man election cay el officials hende ta trabaja enbuenamente, tiene el hente opportunity para cambia.  Sayang el fondo del govierno recivi recivi sila sweldo tiene pa na news addict.  Si no hay election man extend diila term, continua sila man alegria,” said Macrohon.

Recall that the President said that he did not want the barangay elections to be held this year due to the possible influence of drug money in the elections.

The Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections were already postponed from October 31, 2016 to October 23 this year.

In the House of Representatives, Surigao del Norte Representative Robert Ace Barbers filed a bill seeking to postpone the barangay elections to the year 2020 to allow the President to appoint all the country’s barangay officials.  (RGAAGo)