Comelec: Use of gov’t vehicles for partisan politics not allowed

A netizen took this photo of a government vehicle that he said was carrying persons clad in red at the headquarters of presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Jr. at Barangay Mandalagan, Bacolod City, Thursday morning, March 10.*

Negros Occidental Provincial Elections Supervisor Roberto Salazar said Thursday, March 10, that the of use government vehicles for partisan political activities is illegal.

A provincial government vehicle was seen ferrying what appeared to be supporters of a presidential candidate to his headquarters in Barangay Mandalagan, Bacolod, on Thursday, a netizen reported.

Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz said he would look into why a vehicle with the seal of the Negros Occidental provincial government was being used.

Salazar said those who have concerns can file a formal complaint before the Comelec.

Meanwhile, he said the use of government venues for political rallies is allowed as long as the lease of the facility is paid for by those who use it.

He reminded those who join political rallies to continue to observe COVID-19 health protocols.*

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