Why Comelec can't impose 'cash ban'

Posted at 05/09/2013 12:12 PM

MANILA - Election lawyer Romulo Macalintal believes the Commission on Elections cannot impose a "cash ban" before the May elections because the poll body can only impose election laws, not banking laws.

Speaking to radio dzMM, Macalintal said Comelec cannot just push for a cash ban so close to the May elections. He noted that any Comelec resolution shall be effective 7 days after its publication in two newspapers of general circulation.

He said the Comelec en banc should withdraw its resolution and go after vote-buyers.

Radio dzMM, May 9, 2013