Estrada hopes SC favors law postponing BSKE elections

Estrada hopes SC favors law postponing BSKE elections

By liza Soriano

MANILA — Senator Jinggoy Estrada hopes that the Supreme Court would be in favor of the newly passed law — Republic Act No. 11935 — postponing the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE) from Dec. 5, 2022, to Oct. 30, 2023.

“Umaasa ako na papanigan ng kataas-taasang hukuman ang ipinasa naming batas,” Estrada said.

The senator insisted that the Congress is “vested by the Constitution with legislative power and we exercised such authority when we moved to defer the holding of the poll exercise this year.”

“Such authority to postpone the barangay elections as well as the Sangguniang Kabataan elections has in fact been exercised thrice in the past prior to the enactment of RA 11935,” he added.

Election lawyer Romulo Macalintal filed a petition to the Supreme Court to declare the newly passed law unconstitutional.

Macalintal said that Congress has no power to postpone barangay elections. (ai/mtvn)

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