This is a press release from Lawyers for Chel.
Lawyers for Chel strongly denounces the harassment and intimidation of volunteers and supporters of the Leni-Kiko campaign.
These acts constitute crimes and offenses punishable under the Revised Penal Code and the Omnibus Election Code. These malefactors may also be administratively and civilly liable.
Our hotline is open to receive reports regarding instances of harassment or intimidation:
- Lawyers for Chel on the Leni 2022 App
In the fact of these pernicious threats to a free and honest election, we encourage all Filipinos to continue to exercise and assert their constitutional right to free expression and assembly.
In the words of the Supreme Court: “There can be no free and honest elections if, in the efforts to maintain them, the freedom to speak, and the right to know are unduly curtailed.” – Rappler.com