MANILA -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Friday reminded national and local candidates that campaigning will be prohibited during the Holy Week.

Comelec Resolution 8758 implementing the Fair Elections Practices Act stated: “It is unlawful for any person, whether or not a voter or a candidate, or for any political party, or association of persons to engage on election campaign or partisan political activity on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, eve of Election Day and on Election Day.”

Maundy Thursday will fall on April 1, 2010 and Good Friday will be observed on April 2, 2010.

“We urge candidates to turn off their loudspeakers and their campaign jingles during the said dates in deference to the Holy Week,” said Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez. (Kathrina Alvarez/Sunnex)