MANILA, Philippines (PNA) — President Benigno Aquino III has declared October 27 a special non-working holiday on areas where the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections will be held, Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. said on Tuesday.
This, after Monday's elections on some areas were postponed due to delay in the delivery of election materials and other problems.
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said there are 1,732 barangays in the country where barangay and SK elections were reset to Tuesday and Wednesday.
But Ochoa clarified that those areas where the barangay and SK elections were held were not covered by the special non-working holiday.
Meanwhile, Ochoa said President Aquino has not declared November 2, All Soul’s Day, as a special non-working holiday.