On the Postponement of Barangay and SK polls

Thursday, October 5, 2017

We express our vehement opposition to the nefarious move of postponing barangay and SK elections for the second time in a row.

This is a tell-tale sign of laying the pretext for term extension and a tool for political leveraging just as other tyrannical measures are railroaded towards Duterte’s emerging dictatorship.

We do not subscribe to the reasoning already used last time that the drug money will seep into the electoral process. Up until when will the Duterte regime use his bloody drug war as an excuse? The President said so himself that that drug problem cannot be solved by one President in a single term.

Thus, amidst proposals of term extension alongside the shift to federalism, this could be a part of a mind-conditioning campaign to justify yet another poll postponement come May 2018, not only at the barangay level, but also in higher government positions