Eleazar warns cops not to interfere in political activities

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MANILA – Philippine National Police (PNP) members ought to be loyal to the people and the Constitution, not to politicians.

PNP chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar warned on Sunday that any officer found engaging in partisan politics will be sanctioned.

He instructed the cops to keep away from local and national candidates, stating this has continuously been the stand of the 222,000-strong organization.

“I am warning all our personnel not to meddle into political activities or do things that can be misconstrued as expressions of support to any candidate. Mananagot sa akin ang sinumang makikisawsaw sa pulitika sa aming hanay (Those who will do so will be answerable to me),” he stated.

Eleazar prior arranged an aggressive campaign against loose guns and private armed groups as a component of early security arrangements to guarantee the peaceful, honest, and efficient conduct of the national and local elections on May 9, 2022.

The COC filing is ongoing across the country until October 8 while the voters’ registration extension will be on October 11 to 30, Mondays to Fridays except on the last day, a Saturday which will accommodate registrants.

Voters will choose the president, vice president, 12 senators, and 63 seats for party-list representatives.

Local posts include 253 district representatives, 81 governors, 81 vice governors, 782 provincial board members; 146 city mayors, 146 city vice mayors, 1,650 city councilors; 1,488 municipal mayors; 1,488 municipal vice mayors; and 11,908 municipal councilors.

Moreover, Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao voters will select 40 party representatives, 32 parliamentary district representatives, and eight reserved and sectoral representatives.

House committees to hold hearings during break

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Spread the loveMANILA – The House of Representatives has authorized for its committees to conduct hearings during the five-week congressional break, extending until late April.