Mayor Navarro opposes brgy elections funded by LGUs

Aug 26- sept 1, 2010

Laak Mayor Rey Navarro has strongly opposed the proposal of holding of barangay elections with the funding coming from the local government units and barangays.

In an interview, he said, “Go ahead Comelec, but don’t let the LGUs spend for the barangay elections.”

He added that barangay election scheduled to be held on October 25 is really so costly and expenditure for it would run to billions which should instead be channelled to basic services.

He said that it would be better if it is postponed for the government to save money and at the same time avoid ushering new political divisions and confrontations between and among barangay leaders and people.

He added that the country has just had the political divisions brought by the last May 10 polls and barangay people and leaders “have not yet so reconciled” and the political heat has not yet settled down.

He said that the winner local officials have not yet warmed up occupying their seats and “here we go again with another election that would be costly to all of us.” (Rural Urban News/Cha Monforte)

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