The Commission on Elections show cause orders served to Negros Occidental candidates facing complaints for premature campaigning reached 73 on Friday, October 6.
The COMELEC Task Force Anti-Epal issued 25 additional show cause orders to Negros Occidental candidates in the Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections on Thursday, October 5.
Of the 73 show cause orders 40 were served in EB Magalona, 10 in Bacolod City, 8 in Himamaylan City, 6 in Bago City, 4 in Victorias City, 2 in Sipalay City, 2 in Kabankalan City and 1 in La Carlota City
Provincial Elections Supervisor Ian Lee Ananoria said earlier that the number of show cause orders were likely to increase with retaliatory complains expected to be filed.
Candidates have 24 hours from receipt of the show cause orders to file their answers on why premature campaigning raps should not be filed against them.*