CGPA vows zero-tolerance for partisan politics ahead of 2022 polls

    The Commanding General, Philippine Army (CGPA) Lt. Gen. Romeo S. Brawner, Jr. reminded soldiers to stay non-partisan in the coming elections as the Philippine Army deployed troops nationwide to assist the Philippine National Police (PNP) in advocating peace and order for the 2022 National and Local election.
    “All soldiers are directed to maintain a non-partisan stance on issues that are politically controversial, and leaning to electoral candidates and political parties engaged in the elections,” the CGPA said in a recent directive.
    Lt. Gen. Brawner also reminded troops to be mindful of the proper conduct of Army personnel on social media. He directed troops to avoid posting, liking, sharing, and commenting on posts that are politically motivated, controversial and fraud.
    Moreover, the CGPA called on troops to comply with the Comelec gun ban rules which, will be enforced during the election period from January 9 to June 8, 2022. The Comelec, in Resolution 10728, allows soldiers to carry and possess firearms while performing official duties during the 150-day election period.
    “Practice your right of suffrage and make sure that the coming elections will be peaceful and orderly. Troops who will perform poll duties are highly encouraged to avail of local absentee voting,” the CGPA remarked.
    The Philippine Army Major Units (PAMUs) on Sunday, January 9, deployed troops to assist the PNP personnel in manning checkpoints nationwide to maintain the peace and order of the 2022 National and Local Elections.