DepEd asks personnel not to engage in electioneering, partisan political activities

Published December 14, 2021, 5:38 PM

by Merlina Hernando-Malipot

Officials, teaching, and non-teaching personnel were reminded by the Department of Education (DepEd) “not to engage” in electioneering and conducting partisan political activity in relation to the forthcoming 2022 National and Local Elections.

(JOJO RINOZA / FILE PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN)

“We call on our personnel and stakeholders to champion a clean, safe, and fair elections in 2022 for our children and for the future of this nation,” DepEd said in a statement issued Tuesday, Dec. 14.

DepEd said that as stated in the Constitution, and in accordance with existing rules and regulations of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) and the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), government officials and employees are “prohibited from engaging in any electioneering and partisan political activity to ensure civil servants are focused on public service.”

Meanwhile, DepEd said that the list of prohibited acts and excluded activities are emphasized in its Department Order No. 48, series of 2018 entitled “Prohibition on Electioneering and Partisan Political Activity” and its attached CSC Resolution.

 
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