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Ayaw tumigil! Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali continues to call for support for postponement of bgy polls

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Not even President Duterte is openly backing calls for the postponement of barangay elections in May, but his ally, Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali, is still pushing the idea.

Umali made his pitch for the postponement of the polls when he spoke before thousands of new members of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan in Bulacan.

He said he was happy that many of them actually support his call. The House Committee on Suffrage and Electoral Reforms also voted to approve the bill for the postponement.

Should the measure pass in the plenary, it still faces another hurdle— a reluctant Senate.

Maybe he’s better off spending his time convincing senators?

“Isa pong malaking karangalan ang magbigay ng talumpati sa harap ng libo-libong bagong miyembro ng PDP-Laban sa Malolos, Bulacan ngayong araw.

Natutuwa po akong marinig na marami sa inyo ang sumusuporta sa aking panukalang ipagpaliban ang halalan ng barangay at SK, at natupad ang ating pangako ngayong araw.

Ang pagdinig kanina lamang ng House Committee on Suffrage and Electoral Reforms ay naging matagumpay dahil bumoto ang komite na ipagpaliban ang halalan sa Oktubre.

Isa itong malaking hakbang para sa ating bayan!,” he posted on Facebook.