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MANILA, Phlippines -- President Benigno Aquino III has declared October 28 a special non-working holiday for the barangay elections.
"It is important to give the people the fullest opportunity to participate in the said elections and exercise their right to vote," Aquino said in Proclamation No. 656.
Aquino is expected to sign into law a measure postponing the Sangguniang Kabataan polls, which was supposed to be held simultaneously with the baranggay elections.
The measure approved by the bicameral committee also disallowed a holdover capacity for outgoing SK officials.