March 10, 2016
Ref: Prof. Danny Arao, Kontra Daya Convenor
As a movement that campaigns against all forms of election fraud, Kontra Daya is concerned that the Liberal Party (LP) could be using government funds to finance the election campaigns of its candidates, especially the ones running for president and vice-president.
In the recent past, LP candidates had been invited to attend activities of government agencies like NAPC and DA. And while LP officials claim that the funding of campaign materials like the much-derided Fast Forward music video and Sa Gitna ng Unos comic book came from private citizens, there is no disclosure as to who they are and how they are related to government, if any.
Much as all political parties should be forthcoming as regards their campaign funding sources, the LP is most obliged to disclose given that it is the incumbent President’s political party.
If LP really stands for transparency and accountability in governance, then it is imperative that it fully discloses where it gets its election campaign funding.
Kontra Daya expects LP’s prompt action and hopes that the people will not end up waiting for Godot.##