EVEN non-residents of Palawan might marketing campaign for or towards the looming plebiscite, which might divide the island into three separate provinces, based on the Fee on Elections.
Comelec Commissioner Antonio Kho stated there isn’t any geographical restriction on who might marketing campaign for the upcoming plebiscite for the ratification of Republic Act 11259 or the Act Dividing the Province of Palawan into three provinces.
“Anybody can marketing campaign. Folks from any a part of the Philippines, so long as you’re a [Filipino] citizen, can marketing campaign and persuade individuals to vote, however they don’t seem to be allowed to vote,” Kho defined in a current on-line briefing.
The ballot official, nonetheless, famous that appointed authorities officers and personnel won’t be allowed to take part within the plebiscite marketing campaign, as that is prohibited beneath the Civil Service Legislation.
Elected officers, he stated, will not be lined by the stated restrictions.
Kho issued the clarification when requested if residents of Puerto Princesa who won’t be allowed to take part within the plebiscite, will likely be allowed to marketing campaign for or towards the division of Palawan.
He assured the general public that Comelec will likely be non-partisan within the plebiscite to be held on March 13, 2021.
“We’ll implement no matter resolution of the voters is with respect to the plebiscite, whether or not they may ratify or reject the partition of the province of Palawan,” Kho stated.