THE Department of Education (DepEd) has remined officials, teaching and non-teaching personnel not to engage in electioneering and conducting partisan political activity in relation to the forthcoming 2022 national and local elections.
As stated in the Constitution, and in accordance with existing rules and regulations of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) and the Commission on Elections, government officials and employees are prohibited from engaging in any electioneering and partisan political activity to ensure civil servants are focused on public service and shield them from the unpredictability of politics.
The lists of prohibited acts and excluded activities are emphasized in DepEd Order No. 48, series of 2018 (Prohibition on Electioneering and Partisan Political Activity) and its attached CSC Resolution.
“Guided by these policies, 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.