SENATOR Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. is confident that the Senate will be able to pass a law by the end of the month calling for the postponement of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections scheduled on October 28.
Marcos made the remark following yesterday’s conduct of a public hearing conducted by the Senate Committee on Local Government which he chairs on the proposed postponement of the SK polls.
“Sa hearing na natapos ngayon lang ay mukhang lahat naman ay sang-ayon sa postponement kaya’t ‘yan ang i-rereport ko sa Senado. I’m planning to report this out tomorrow. Kukuha na ako ng signature, (then) i-sponsor ko siguro sa Lunes,” Marcos said in a chance interview.
“Nagmamadali kami ng konti para maging maliwanag na sa Comelec kung ano ang kanilang gagawin—kung maghahanda pa sila ng SK elections o hindi na. Sana before the end of September, sa House at saka dito sa Senado ay matapos na,” he said. Congress is set to go on a two-week break from September 28 to October 13.
Commission on Elections Chairman Sixto Brillantes is amenable to some efforts to postpone the holding of the SK polls. “Kung puwede nilang ma-postpone okay lang sa amin. Bahala sila, sa magpopropose ng postponement,” he said.