Brgy, SK election in Zambo set Nov. 25 Print
Friday, 25 October 2013 11:01

The Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) election in Zamboanga City will be held on November 25, 2013.

Commission on Elections Regional Director Wilfred Jay E. Balisado disclosed that the barangay and SK election in Zamboanga City was reset because of the three-week crisis brought about by the MNLF attack on September 9, 2013 that paralyzed all local and national government offices as well as the economic activities in this city.

Balisado said the election in Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga Sibugay will be held as scheduled earlier which is  on October 28,2013.

He said there are some identified areas in the region where there are private army groups ( PAGs)  and areas of concern  but it is manageable and can easily be handled by the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police.

Meanwhile, the Commission on Elections-9 has posted in their bulletin board the following  activities of the election period and resolutions: Election period started on September 28 and will continue up to November 12, 2013; filing of  last day of submission of continuing public works was on October 19, 2013; certificate of candidacy  schedules — October 11 to 17; campaigning period — October 18 to 26; Election Day — October 28,2013 for all parts of the region exceptfor Zamboanga City; filing of sworn statements of election contributions and expenditures — November 27, 2013.  — Allen Abastillas