Palace declares Oct 28 a special non-working holiday
MANILA (UPDATE) President Aquino has signed Proclamation 656 declaring October 28, 2013, Monday, as a special non-working holiday throughout the country “to give the people the fullest opportunity to participate” in the synchronized barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections.
Aquino signed the proclamation on September 25 before the Palace expressed the president’s intention to sign the law postponing the SK elections.
More than 54 million voters are registered to choose barangay captains and barangay councilors in 42,028 barangays.
A total of 3.2 million voters are registered for the SK elections.