No partisan politics, incumbents warned
The city’s poll body has issued a warning to incumbent officials and candidates not to engage in partisan politics in the May 14 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections.
Lawyer Ramil Acol, the city’s Commission on Elections (Comelec) officer, said politicians who currently hold public office or are tied with political parties should refrain from endorsing a candidate, especially during the campaign period.
The 9-day campaign period is set to begin on May 4 and end on May 12.
Acol said anyone who engages in partisan politics will be charged for committing an election offense.
“Non-partisan ug walay politka sa election kay pwede sila masumbong pero kinahanglan ang moreklamo duna gyud ebidensya ug sila gyud ang mo-file sa kaso (Election should be nonpartisan to avoid an election offense. Complainant should file the case and provide proof),”Acol said.
Acol repeatedly reminded to follow election rules and regulations to enlence sure the orderly conduct of the elections.
He also warned candidates against raising illegal funding, vote buying, vioaspirants and other illegal and unlawful activities.
Candidates are also urged to follow campaign guidelines such as the posting of campaign materials only at designated areas.
The city Comelec is now preparing for the filing of