Overseas campaigning to resume following PH SC decision

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Filipinos overseas can resume campaigning abroad for their candidates, according to a Philippine Supreme Court declaration.

The decision followed the issuance of a partial temporary restraining order that lifted the ban of the Commission on Elections on campaigning overseas.

The court granted the partial TRO after Filipino-American businesswoman Loida Nicolas Lewis filed for a petition, saying campaigning overseas is covered by freedom of expression and assembly.

The partial TRO allows for overseas campaigning until May 9, except in the vicinity of Philippine embassies and consulates where actual voting takes place.

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