Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato says serving LLG members are not barred by law to contest national elections.
He explained that section 30 of the Organic Law on Provincial Governments and Local Level Governments allows LLG members to contest or hold other public leadership responsibilities.
“The Organic Law does not prevent the LLG elected members from contesting the 2017 national elections while serving as elected members of an LLG,” Gamato said.
“Section 30 of the Organic Law makes no provision as to the time limit set for LLG members to resign and contest national elections.”
The issue of writs for the 2017 election will be issued on April 20, next year.