The Commission on Elections has issued another show cause order for premature campaigning and vote-buying against a Sipalay City candidate, Negros Occidental Provincial Election Supervisor Ian Lee Ananoria said Friday, September 29.
It is the second show cause order issued in the province. The first one was for premature campaigning lodged against a Bacolod candidate, he said.
The Comelec has stepped up its campaign against premature campaigning and Kontra Bigay (vote buying) offenders in the 2023 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections.
Two other candidates in Cadiz City are under investigation for alleged Kontra Bigay violations, Ananoria added.
The Comelec has created the Committee on Kontra Bigay (CBK) to handle cases versus vote buying.
Violations of the Kontra Bigay policy does not only include candidates giving money, it also covers the distribution of groceries or other products, Ananoria added.
The public can now report complaints to the CKB through hotline numbers 02-8559-9947 or 02- 8567-4567, or through email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complaints with accompanying evidence can also be filed at the Comelec provincial office in Bacolod City, Ananoria said.*