Iloilo to conduct SK elections in 2019

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A special election may be held in 2019 to fill more than 300 vacant posts for the Sangguniang Kabataan in Iloilo City, following the resignation of many members.

Department of Interior and Local Government Iloilo City director Ferdinand Panes said the 300 are spread across the city’s 180 barangays.

He said the vacancies would be the subject of the special elections in January or February 2019.

Panes said the resignations stemmed from the lack of benefits and honorarium (

Under the Commission on Elections’ rules, voters aged 18 to 24 may run for Sangguniang Kabataan posts. An SK council is composed of a chairperson and seven councilors.

The elected SK chairperson is mandated to appoint the secretary and treasurer with the approval of the council’s majority.