The "Kalinga sa Maynila" — a people's day forum mounted by the Manila city government — has been suspended and will resume in November.
This was announced by Mayor Honey Lacuna, who said that the suspension of the "Kalinga" is due to the slated Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections which prohibits the holding of certain activities under which the said forum falls.
According to Lacuna, the "Kalinga" was temporarily halted beginning 15 September until such time that the BSKE elections are over.
Since the polls are slated on 30 October 2023, the city-organized fora which are held in barangays will resume in November.
"Sorry, we will return 'Kalinga sa Manila' come November when the election is over," the mayor said.
The "Kalinga" forum is being held in barangays wherein the basic, essential services of the Manila City Hall are being brought directly to the people.
It is highlighted by an open forum where the residents are able to air their concerns and bring them straight to the mayor's attention. She added that the residents may also approach the help desks put up within the vicinity of the "Kalinga" for their personal needs.