Gov’t vehicles can’t be used for election campaign – Comelec
MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Monday that government vehicles cannot be used for the campaign of any candidate including incumbent officials.
“That’s public property and cannot be used for private campaign of candidates,” Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. told reporters when asked if ambulances were allowed to join in motorcades of candidates.
“Any government property cannot be used for the campaign of any candidate including the incumbent,” Brillantes said.
The local campaign period officially started on March 30.
Government vehicles use a red plate to separate them from public vehicles, which use yellow plates and private vehicles which use green plates.
Public utility vehicles such as jeepneys, buses, taxi cabs, tricycles are also not allowed to have election propaganda posted on them.
Diplomatic vehicles, which use blue plates, are likewise prohibited from election propaganda according to Comelec Resolution 9615.
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