NAVAL, Biliran-The chief of the provincial Comelec (Commission on Elections) office in Biliran on Sunday, Jan. 13, told local candidates, who attended the Unity Walk, Ecumenical Prayer Rally, and Covenant Signing, to follow election laws.
Lawyer Antonio Gulay, Jr., provincial election supervisor, said this reminder in his short message during the said activity held at the Naval Gymnasium.
Gulay emphasized to the candidates the P3.00 allowable expense per voter as provided for by law.
He further reminded the candidates not to engage in vote-buying and follow the proper sizes and installation of campaign posters during the campaign period.
The provincial election chief reminded the candidates to follow what the integrity pledge they signed to achieve a clean, orderly, and peaceful elections in the province.
The unity walk, initiated by the Biliran Police Provincial Office, was also attended by the municipal level candidates of Naval and the provincial level candidates of Biliran.
Gulay also reminded the public during the PIA-Biliran’s Kapihan Forum (Panginsayod) on Monday to be aware of the prohibited acts during election period which runs from January 13 to June 12, 2019.
He stressed the imposition of gun ban, the prohibition of betting as to which candidates are to win, proper hanging of candidates’ campaign posters and not to engage in vote-buying.
Gulay, who just assumed as the provincial election supervisor in Biliran last December 28, 2018, is hopeful for an orderly and peaceful elections in the province on May 13, 2019.
(LDL/MLT/PIA-8 Biliran)