The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) said it won’t prohibit candidates included in the “narco list” released by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to run for office but is reminding every election hopeful to follow campaign rules seriously.
During the press conference regarding the start of campaign period for Barangay and Sangguinang Kabataan elections, COMELEC spokesperson James Jimenez states that the COMELEC cannot disqualify a candidate for being in the PDEA narcolist. Grounds for disqualification, however, are violating rules in campaigning such as wrong poster sizes and overspending. — Gillian M. Cortez