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DILG-6 tells elected officials: Do your job, stop early campaigning

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The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) urged public elected officials in Western Visayas to focus on their responsibilities to the people rather than engage in premature campaigning.

Anthony Nuyda, director of the DILG Region 6, said the official period of campaigning has yet to start.

“Iwasan muna ang too much politics. Malayo pa ang eleksyon, ‘wag naman masyadong obvious na politika lang ang kanilang inaatupag. Marami din silang dapat gawin kaya dun muna sila mag-focus sa trabaho nila, later na lang ang election,” Nuyda said in The Daily Guardian report.

He encouraged local officials to exert their energies on programs such as the reactivation of the Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Councils (BADAC).

Nuyda lamented that 20 percent of the BADAC in the region is nonfunctional.

“Although lahat nakapag-organize na pero based sa monitoring namin, 20% ang hindi functional ang BADAC. Kung may problema ang barangay nila about drugs, malaki ang tulong ng BADAC na functional. Doon muna mag-focus ang public officials,” the DILG official said.