Fr. Caabay told Palawan News in an interview that some of their 47 campaign billboards had been systematically removed or destroyed by a group of unidentified "hood and mask-wearing" individuals. He said these billboards had been put up in various locations within church jurisdictions in different barangays.
Chan, who heads the Palawan NGO Network Inc. (PNNI), has been involved in voluntary law enforcement campaigns going against illegal logging and fishing activities in Palawan.
According to Comelec Resolution No. 10687, only a maximum of five voters are allowed inside a voting center and must wear face masks and face shields.
According to the poll body's calendar of activities leading up to the March 13 plebiscite, the information and campaign will be conducted through online, virtual, televised, or radio-aired programs, symposiums, and debates.
After vacating her office in mid-December to go on official leave, Bayubay reported for work Tuesday afternoon. She was also reported to have issued several department memoranda before her return.
Provincial Comelec spokesperson Jomel Ordas on Thursday confirmed to Palawan News that the poll body on December 16 approved Resolution No. 10682, the revised rules and regulations on the conduct of Palawan plebiscite, and the election calendar of activities through Resolution No. 10687.
He reiterated his prediction that the yes vote will garner an overwhelming turnout, and dismissed the opposition to the measure as being few and isolated.
“Sinasadya siguro ng COMELEC na hindi pa ipadala, pero I believe COMELEC en banc approved it last week. Sadyang hindi pinadala dahil sa Pasko at New Year, maybe it will be in January. Baka March 13 nga talaga [ang] napili nilang date. Marami pang panahon [para maka-prepare para sa plebisito],” Governor Alvarez said during the Pakimanan ta si Gob on Tuesday.
Shiela Mae Guno, designated plebiscite team leader by the provincial poll body and current Araceli election officer, also said in a live podcast they are looking at holding a single-day voting instead of a 2-day exercise already allowed by the Inter Agency Task Force (IATF).
Roque said that the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) was asked to devise safety mechanisms to also let patients of COVID-19 exercise their right to vote.
While the special poll, originally scheduled last May 11, has been indefinitely postponed due to the pandemic emergency, Governor Alvarez said these agencies are prepared once the poll body finally determines a date for the political exercise.
The 19-page decision penned by Associate Justice Andres B. Reyes Jr., promulgated on March 10 but was only disclosed to the public on Thursday (July 30), dismissed the petition for prohibition filed by the civil society group One Palawan Movement.