The Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) reminds its officers and employees that partisan campaigning and involvement in partisan political activity are prohibited; they are however, allowed, and are free to express their personal opinion and vote for particular candidates.
The order against electioneering and the conduct of partisan political activity serves as a reminder to agency officers and employees to abide by Executive Order 292, or the Administrative Code of 1987, particularly Section 55, Title I, Book V, which states that “no officer or employee in the Civil Service, including members of the Armed Forces, shall engage directly or indirectly in any partisan political activity or take part in any election except to vote nor shall he use his official authority or influence to coerce the political activity or any other person or body.”
Those found guilty of engaging directly or indirectly in partisan political activities will be meted a penalty of one (1) month and one (1) day to six (6) months suspension for the first offense and dismissal from service for the second offense, according to the 2017 Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service or 2017 RACCS (CSC Resolution No. 1701077 dated July 3, 2017).
The LTFRB is an apolitical and non-partisan agency mandated to provide safe, convenient and dependable public transport services to all commuters across the country.