7 months Justice Secretary issues circular imposing neutrality and non-partisanship MB
By Jeffrey Damicog Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra has warned government prosecutors from engaging in electioneering and partisan political activities. Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra (CZAR DANCEL / MANILA BULLETIN) Guevarra made the warning in the Department Circular No. 001 addressed to the National Prosecution Service (NPS) issued on Wednesday. In the circular, the Secretary told members of the NPS “to remain neutral, impartial and non-partisan in the performance of their duties in relation to the upcoming 2019 National and Local Elections.” Guevarra cited that 1987 Constitution prohibits employees in the civil service from engaging “directly or indirectly, in any electioneering or ... more