7 months COMELEC urged to stop release of Ecija fund Manilatimes
THE administration party Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) urged the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) to deny the petition of the Nueva Ecija governor seeking the release of nearly P500 million for the construction of several infrastructure projects in the province in violation of the election code. In a four-page complaint, PDP-Laban Provincial Chairman and gubernatorial candidate Virgilio Bote said the request of incumbent Gov. Czarina Umali for the release of P493.8 million to fund various projects was aimed to circumvent the expressed provision of the Omnibus Election Code, particularly on the utilization of the provincial budget during the period ... more