Capitol employees told: stay neutral

CEBU Gov. Hilario Davide III warned Capitol employees not to campaign for any candidate running in the polls this May. He said that if an employee wishes to campaign for a candidate, he should resign or file for a leave of absence. The Civil Service Code prohibits government employees from actively campaigning during the elections. With this, Davide said all Provincial Government employees, whether regular or casual, should not be involved in political campaigns as the elections draw near. He warned that he would use the law against them if they persist in campaigning for any candidate. He added that politics should be left to elected officials such as himself, the vice governor and the board members. “It is very clear in the Civil Service Code. It is strict about government employees caught electioneering. So we will use the law against them. If they are job-order employees, it will be easy to remove them because they do not have security of tenure,” he said. (FROM AZLG OF SUPERBALITA CEBU, MEA)


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