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Comelec denies ownership of van with partisan sticker

/ 09:21 PM May 06, 2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday denied that it owns a vehicle that bears a sticker that indicates the campaign colors and hand signs of a presidential and vice-presidential candidate.

A photo of a van with the Comelec’s logo and the partisan sticker has been circulating on the world wide web, prompting netizens to raise questions and their eyebrows.

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According to Comelec Education and Information Department chief James Jimenez, the vehicle nor the owner is not from the poll body.

“On verification, this is not a COMELEC vehicle and the registered owner is not a COMELEC employee. The matter has been referred to the relevant authorities for appropriate action,” Jimenez said on the social media site Twitter.

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Comelec Commissioner George Garcia, meanwhile, said that printing the Comelec logo is easy to do.

“[Pwede] nilagay dyan para po may ma-post sa [social] media,” he said in a message to reporters. “Madali po mag-print nun,” referring to the poster carrying the logo of Comelec.

(It may be placed on the vehicle so there is something he/she could post on social media. It is easy to print that.)

Earlier, Jimenez said that partisan politics is prohibited in official government functions.

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