This continued reportage on the House’s efforts to postpone the B&SK elections is causing alot of confusion. The good thing about this particular article, tho, is that while it serves to inform the public that the House is totally committed to the idea of postponement, it actually points out a very crucial detail: It isn’t up to the House.
The fate of the measure will still depend on the Senate, however.
The elections will still push through if the Senate fails to act on the legislation.
“It will be up to the Senate to decide whether the polls should be postponed or not,” House Majority Leader Arthur Defensor said.
This is what I’ve been saying all along. If the Senate doesn’t act on the House measure, the elections will push through as scheduled. So the question becomes, will the Senate? Or won’t it?
Senate President Manuel Villar has already made his opinion public, so at that level at least, resistance to the postponement can be expected. I don’t know about the others, but I suspect Senator Pimentel won’t be too keen on it either.
Hopefully, inertia too will be on the side of pushing through with the elections on the 29th of October 2007.