On October 28, 2013, exercise your right to suffrage. Malacañang declared the date a special non-working holiday for the 2013 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Elections. This is under Proclamation No. 656 which was signed by President Benigno Aquino in September 25.
October 28 falls on a Monday so that’s a long weekend for us. Since it’s a special non-working holiday, you can’t excuse yourself from voting (unless you really can’t) so go spend your one precious vote wisely.
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You might have heard in the news previously that the Senate and the House of Representatives have approved a bill to postpone the SK elections. If the bill becomes a law under the signature of President Aquino, the Congress will be given time to mull over the possibilities of either reforming or abolishing SK.