LEGAZPI CITY, Philippines — At least 60 barangays in the Bicol region had no candidates for the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) election. There were no candidates for SK kagawad in 23 barangays in Sorsogon, 20 in Catanduanes, five in Albay and one each in Jose Panganiban, Labo and Paracale towns, Romy Serrano, Commission on Elections-Bicol assistant regional director, said yesterday. Serrano said there were no candidates for SK chairman in Barangay Mina, Camalig and Sagpon in this city and Lubigan, Bato, Camarines Sur. “This probably could be the effect of the anti-dynasty provision of the SK Reform Act,” Serrano said. In Isabela, murder charges were filed yesterday against Jolly Ladiero who won as barangay chairman in Trinidad, Mallig.
Source: Philippine Star May 16, 2018 15:22 UTC