Let Duterte decide on barangay poll postponement – Erap

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Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada will not stand in the way of President Duterte in the planned postponement of the barangay elections and the appointment of village officials.

Estrada said he believes Duterte knows what he is doing, being an experienced lawyer and a long-time local official who had closely worked with the barangay officials.

“Pagbigyan muna natin ang ating Pangulo, higit siyang nakakaalam,” Estrada told reporters on Wednesday during the distribution of construction materials and food items to families who recently lost their homes to fire incidents in Paco and Sta. Mesa.

“Abogado siya at dating mayor, alam niya ang dapat gawin, kaya tulungan na lang natin,” Estrada added, saying he trusts Duterte is studying the matter thoroughly.

Duterte has proposed a measure that not only seeks to postpone the barangay elections in October, but would also replace all village officials with his appointees.#