Comelec: Campaign rules responsive to alert level changes

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday, Feb. 28, said the campaign guidelines are responsive to the alert level of the Inter Agency Task Force (IATF).


"Our guidelines are calibrated. Its responsive to the changes in the alert level of the Inter Agency Tssk Force (IATF)," Comelec Spokesperson James Jimenez said in an interview.

"We are still not in receipt of any formal requests to relax our guidelines so we will continue with our guidelines as they are," he added.

Jimenez said under IATF rules, level 1 still include voluntary use of face shields.

"As far as everything else is concerned in the campaign, we are already at minimum health protocols, we are doing the barest minimum necessary to keep everyone safe," he said.

As to campaign event venues, Jimenez said:"We want to keep, still don't want to do 100 percent. Obviously, there is still the pandemic."

The National Capital Region (NCR) and a number of areas will shift to Alert Level 1 starting March 1.