The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Filipinos abroad can campaign for their candidates, except in the vicinity of Philippine embassies and consulates where actual voting takes place.
The High Court stopped the Commission on Elections (Comelec) from implementing its policy against political campaigning abroad.
Loida Nicolas Lewis, together with the Ateneo Human Rights Center, filed on Monday a suit against the prohibition on political campaigning abroad. Lewis heads the US Pinoys for Good Governance and the Global Filipino Diaspora Council.
“The Court en banc partially granted the application for a temporary restraining order and issued a TRO effective immediately and continuing until further orders from the Court,” the SC said.
The SC ordered the Comelec to file its comment to the complaint within a period of five days from notice.