The Commission on Elections (Comelec) should do away with campaign permits, a lawmaker said in a statement on Friday.
Party-list Rep. Arlene D. Brosas urged the election body to reconsider its campaign system, noting that an inter-agency task force guidelines are enough to enforce health protocols amid a coronavirus pandemic.
“IATF guidelines are already in place to ensure mobility restrictions and health protocols,” she said in mixed English and Filipino. “We think this is enough. We do not need a campaign permit system.”
Under a Comelec order, election candidates holding motorcades and face-to-face campaigns must get a permit from the agency and local government units. — Jaspearl Emerald G. Tan