CDO bans political branding on government properties

By Nef Luczon

October 11, 2022, 7:42 pm

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - The local government has ordered a ban on "political branding" on all government properties.

In a memorandum order released Tuesday, Mayor Rolando Uy directed all department heads to remove names, images, photos or images of any politician or political parties on all government-owned materials and equipment.

The order also prohibits stickers or any identifiable markings of any public officer on the government properties.

"Being an advocate of the "Anti Epal Law" introduced by (former) Senator Emmanuel D. Pacquiao... (the undersigned) adheres to an anti-epal Policy in this current administration," Uy said.

"Epal" is a slang Filipino word describing people with excessive attention-seeking behavior like placing their names on government projects.

Uy also cited the 2021 directive of the Anti-Red Tape Authority for local governments to strike out names and faces on public documents. (PNA)