Philippine News Agency : Comelec-Zambo forms monitoring panel

2 March 2022

By Philippine News Agency

ZAMBOANGA CITY – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) here, in partnership with other government agencies, has organized a committee to monitor campaign violations and guidelines in line with the May 9, 2022 national and local elections.

Lawyer Stephen Roy Cañete, first district election officer, said Wednesday the Comelec campaign committee is composed of representatives from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) – Zamboanga City Office; the City Health Office, the Philippine National Police; and the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

Cañete said the DILG – Zamboanga City has tasked barangay officials to monitor campaign activities such as rallies, meetings, and motorcades.

“They (barangay officials) will be the ones who will report about the conduct of campaign activities in their locality,” he said.

He said the monitoring of campaign activities will include compliance with health protocols.

The public is strongly urged to continue practicing minimum health standards such as the wearing of face masks, hand hygiene, and physical distancing although the city has been placed under Alert Level 1 effective March 1.

Meanwhile, Cañete said they will again conduct Operation Baklas together with the city police office on March 25.

Cañete said all oversized campaign materials will be removed, including those placed outside the Comelec-designated common poster areas. (PNA)