October 3, 2013
S. No. 1186
H. No. 2849
Republic of the Philippines
Congress of the Philippines
First Regular Session
Begun and held in Metro Manila, on Monday, the twenty-second day of July, two thousand thirteen.
[REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10632]
AN ACT TO POSTPONE THE SANGGUNIANG KABATAAN ELECTIONS ON OCTOBER 28, 2013, AMENDING FOR THE PURPOSE REPUBLIC ACT NO. 9340, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled:
SECTION 1. Section 1 of Republic Act No. 9340 is hereby amended to read as follows:
“SECTION 1. Date of Election. – There shall be synchronized barangay and sangguniang kabataan elections which shall be held on July 15, 2002. Subsequent synchronized barangay and sangguniang kabataan elections shall be held on the last Monday of October 2007 and every three (3) years thereafter; Provided, That the sangguniang kabataan elections on October 28, 2013 shall be postponed to a date to be determined by the COMELEC between October 28, 2014 and February 23, 2015.”
SEC. 2. No Hold Over. – All incumbent sangguniang kabataan officials shall not remain in office after the expiration of their term at noon of November 30, 2013. All sangguniang kabataan officials who are ex officio members of the sangguniang bayan, sangguniang panlungsod or sangguniang panlalawigan as the case may be shall not continue to serve as such members in the sanggunian concerned after the expiration of their term as sangguniang kabataan officials.
SEC. 3. No Appointment. – The sangguniang kabataan positions shall remain vacant until the new set of officials shall have been duly elected and qualified and no appointments shall be made to the vacated positions.
SEC. 4. Use of 10% Sangguniang Kabataan Fund. – Until the new set of officials have been duly elected and qualified, the sangguniang barangay shall use the sangguniang kabataan fund solely for youth development programs.
SEC. 5. Implementing Rules and Regulations. – The Commission on Elections and the Department of the Interior and Local Government shall promulgate such rules and regulations necessary within thirty (30) days after its effectivity to implement this Act.
SEC. 6. Repealing Clause. – All laws, decrees, executive orders, rules and regulations, or parts thereof, inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.
SEC. 7. Effectively Clause. – This Act shall take effect immediately after its publication in the Official Gazette or in at least two (2) newspapers of general circulation.
(Sgd.) FELICIANO BELMONTE JR.
(Sgd.) FRANKLIN M. DRILON
This Act which is a consolidation of Senate Bill No. 1186 and House Bill No. 2849 was finally passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives on September 24, 2013.
(Sgd.) MARILYN B. BARUA-YAP
(Sgd.) OSCAR G. YABES
Approved: OCT 03 2013
(Sgd.) BENIGNO S. AQUINO III
President of the Philippines